CITIZEN OF MEXICO SENTENCED TO 42 MONTHS FOR ILLEGALLY REENTERING THE U.S., VIOLATING SUPERVISED RELEASE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ADALBERTO ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ, 35, of Mexico, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 42 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after being deported, and for violating the conditions of his supervised release stemming from a previous federal conviction in 2006 for illegally reentering the U.S. after deportation.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 30, 2009, ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ was encountered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Connecticut after having been deported three times, in 2001, 2002, and 2007. ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ’s deportations in 2001 and 2002 resulted from his 1998 conviction for first degree unlawful restraint and fourth degree sexual assault.
In 2005, after he illegally returned to the U.S., ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ was charged in the District of Connecticut with illegal reentry. ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 23 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. He was released from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in February 2007 and was deported to Mexico on March 17, 2007.
On May 30, 2009, ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ was arrested by the New Haven Police Department after he was found in a vehicle with a .22 caliber rifle on his lap. ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a firearm and, on July 22, 2009, he was sentenced in New Haven Superior Court to five years of incarceration, suspended after two.
On April 29, 2010, ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of unlawful presence of a deported alien, and also admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release from his 2006 conviction for illegal reentry. Today, Judge Chatigny sentenced ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ to 30 months of imprisonment for the illegal reentry, and a consecutive 12-month term of imprisonment for violating his supervised release.
ARTEAGA-RODRIGUEZ has been detained since his May 2009 arrest.
This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.
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