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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Citizen of Colombia Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentering the United States

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CARLOS ALBERTO DEOSA-MUNERA, 56, of Colombia, waived indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, DEOSA-MUNERA has been previously deported from the U.S. on four occasions.  DEOSA-MUNERA, who had been residing in Waterbury, was convicted of sexual assault in the third degree and incarcerated within the Connecticut Department of Correction.  Federal immigration officers visited DEOSA-MUNERA at the Department of Correction facility, advised him of his Miranda rights and questioned him.  DEOSA-MUNERA admitted that he was born in Colombia, remains a citizen of that country and had been previously deported on multiple occasions. 

When he is sentenced, DEOSA-MUNERA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.  A sentencing date is not yet scheduled.

This investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Detention and Removal Operations.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Chen.

Updated October 6, 2016