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CITIZEN OF MEXICO PLEADS GUILTY TO
ILLEGALLY REENTERING THE UNITED STATES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JESUS ROJAS-REYES, 21, of Mexico, pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to one count of illegally reentering the United States after being deported. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, ROJAS-REYES has been deported from the United States to Mexico on three occasions.  In September 2011, he illegally reentered the United States through Arizona.

ROJAS-REYES has been detained since November 14, 2011, when he was arrested by the Norwalk Police Department on forgery, unlawful restraint and criminal impersonation charges.

ROJAS-REYES is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson on December 3, 2012, at which time ROJAS-REYES faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of up to $250,000.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hal Chen.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

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

 

 

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