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October 23, 2013

CITIZEN OF HONDURAS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR
ILLEGALLY REENTERING U.S. AFTER DEPORTATION

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE RAMON NAVARRO-HERNANDEZ, 33, a citizen of Honduras last residing in Manchester, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to six months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, NAVARRO-HERNANDEZ was previously removed from the U.S. to Honduras on four separate occasions and returned to the U.S. after each removal without having lawful permission to enter the country.

NAVARRO-HERNANDEZ has been detained since July 29, 2012, when he was arrested by the Manchester Police Department.  On July 31, 2013, he pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of illegally reentry.

Judge Arterton ordered that NAVARRO-HERNANDEZ begin serving his six-month federal sentence after he completes an 18-month state sentence he is currently serving.

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. 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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