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Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Reentering The United States After Being Deported

June 22, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. – Eliezer Lara, 38, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, to reentering the United States after being deported to his home country of the Dominican Republic, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

Lara was deported to the Dominican Republic on November 24, 1993, and again on April 5, 2000.  On March 24, 2012, an Immigration Enforcement Agent of the Department of Homeland Security found Lara in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Lara was arrested and later charged with reentering the United States after having been deported.

The court ordered that Lara be detained pending sentencing, which is presently scheduled for September 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm.  Lara is facing a maximum prison term of 20 years and a maximum fine of $250,000.  He is also facing additional deportation proceedings after he has completed serving his sentence.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Zuckerman.

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