CITIZEN OF PERU WHO ILLEGALLY REENTERED U.S., POSSESSED FRAUDULENT PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD, IS SENTENCED
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERTO A. MORI-PEREZ, 56, a citizen of Peru recently residing in New Haven, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien and one count of possession of a fraudulent permanent resident card. Following his guilty plea, MORI-PEREZ was sentenced by Judge Arterton to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.
According to court documents and statements made in court, MORI-PEREZ was deported from the United States to Peru on August 29, 1989, after he was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance, an aggravated felony. He later illegally reentered the United States 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.
On August 17, 2011, MORI-PEREZ was located in Connecticut and arrested. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of a fraudulent permanent resident card.
MORI-PEREZ has been detained since his arrest.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Fugitive Operations Program. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Neeraj Patel.
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