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CITIZEN OF HONDURAS PLEADS
GUILTY TO ILLEGALLY REENTERING U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 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, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of illegally reentering the United States.

According to court documents and statements made in court, CONTRERAS MARTINEZ was twice previously removed from the U.S. to Honduras and, after each removal, returned to the U.S. without lawful permission to enter the country.

CONTRERAS MARTINEZ was arrested in Stamford on April 15, 2012.

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.  Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for November 21, 2012.

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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