CITIZEN OF EL SALVADOR WHO ILLEGALLY
REENTERED THE UNITED STATES IS SENTENCED
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE URIEL ACEVEDO ALFARO, 31, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 15 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States following his removal.
According to court documents and statements made in court, ACEVEDO illegally entered the United States in 1998. In 2001, ACEVEDO sustained a felony conviction after he and three other individuals used knives to rob a patron of a bar in Stamford of gold necklaces the victim was wearing. ACEVEDO returned to El Salvador in 2006.
In June 2008, ACEVEDO was apprehended by United States Border Patrol in Texas after he had entered the United States illegally by wading the Rio Grande. He subsequently pleaded guilty to unlawfully entering the United States and was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment. ACEVEDO was returned to El Salvador in December 2008.
ACEVEDO illegally reentered the United States in March 2009. After an encounter with Stamford Police in August 2009, he was taken into custody by immigration authorities. He was again removed to El Salvador in October 2009.
ACEVEDO once again reentered the United States in September 2010 and, on January 30, 2011, he was arrested by Stamford Police. ACEVEDO subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge of interfering with an officer/resisting arrest and was sentenced to 60 days of imprisonment. On April 20, 2011, he was transferred to the custody of the Unites States Marshals Service.
On July 21, 2011, ACEVEDO pleaded guilty to one count of illegal presence of an alien after removal.
ACEVEDO will be deported following his release from prison.
This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn Ikari.
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