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CITIZEN OF MEXICO SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS
IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY REENTERING THE U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2011

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RUTILIO CABRERA-FLORES, 30, a citizen of Mexico last residing in New Britain, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for illegally reentering the United States following his deportation.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 19, 2009, CABRERA-FLORES was deported to Mexico following his March 2009 conviction in the Connecticut Superior Court in New Britain for strangulation in the second degree.

On October 17, 2009, CABRERA-FLORES illegally reentered the United States in Arizona and was encountered by U.S. Border Patrol officials.  He was removed to Mexico that same day.

On February 14, 2010, CABRERA-FLORES was arrested in New Britain and was subsequently convicted in the Connecticut Superior Court of larceny in the third degree.  He is currently serving a 25-month state sentence.

Prior to his reentry into this country, CABRERA-FLORES had not sought or obtained the permission of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to reapply for admission into the United States, as is required by law.

On February 18, 2011, CABRERA-FLORES pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful presence in the United States.

This investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Detention and Removal Operation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

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