FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2012
NEWARK, N.J. – A New York City man who was arrested for resisting efforts to deport him multiple times was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Dino Rambharose, 45, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to an Indictment charging him with one count of taking actions to prevent or hamper his deportation. Judge Chesler imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Rambharose, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, came to the United States as a legal, permanent resident in 1975. In 1997, he was convicted of criminal possession of cocaine and in May 2010, was ordered to be deported to his native country by an immigration judge.
On three separate occasions – Nov. 29, 2010; Feb. 15, 2011; and March 25, 2011 – Rambharose resisted being deported, including resisting attempts to take him to the airport and struggling with immigration officers and raising a commotion on the plane.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Chesler sentenced Rambharose to three years supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited ICE Enforcement and Removal (ERO) deportation officers in Newark, under the direction of Field Office Director John Tsoukaris, with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Vikas Khanna and Andrew Pak of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division.
Defense counsel: Lisa Mack, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark