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CITIZEN OF HONDURAS CHARGED
WITH ILLEGALLY REENTERING U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MIGUEL ANTONIO CONTRERAS MARTINEZ, 43, of Honduras, last residing in Stamford, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in New Haven for illegally reentering the United States.
           
According to the indictment, CONTRERAS MARTINEZ was previously removed from the U.S. to Honduras, and thereafter returned to the U.S. without lawful permission to enter the country.

The charge of illegally reentering the U.S. carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Henry K. Kopel.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

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

 

 

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