States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|July 12, 2011||
FORMER MIDDLETOWN RESIDENT ILLEGALLY
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RAMON SALAMANCA-SARABIA, also known as “Eloy Zetina,” 56, a citizen of El Salvador recently residing in Middletown, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to eight months of imprisonment, time served, for illegally reentering the United States following his deportation.
According to court documents and statements made in court, SALAMANCA-SARABIA, was deported from the United States to his native El Salvador in 1975. SALAMANCA-SARABIA then illegally reentered the U.S. without first obtaining the consent of the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, to reapply for admission into the United States.
After SALAMANCA-SARABIA illegally reentered the U.S., he began using the identity “Eloy Zetina.” He subsequently fraudulently applied for, and obtained, a U.S. passport using that false identity.
On March 9, 2011, SALAMANCA-SARABIA pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.
SALAMANCA has been detained since his arrest on November 12, 2010. He will be transferred into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and deported to El Salvador.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Fraud Detection and National Security, and the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Krishna R. Patel.
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