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Citizen Of Dominican Republic Found With $369k In Drug Money Is Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOVANNY ARSENIO ROSARIO, 46, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 33 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, ARSENIO ROSARIO, who had previously been deported from the U.S. after a conviction for committing an aggravated felony, was found in the U.S. on September 5, 2012.  On that date, Connecticut State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Tolland and found ARSENIO ROSARIO with two other individuals in a car that also contained 28 bundles of U.S. currency, totaling $369,346.  ROSARIO subsequently stated that the money was related to drug trafficking activity.

ARSENIO ROSARIO has been detained since September 5, 2012.  On December 19, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry after being removed from the United States subsequent to a conviction for commission of an aggravated felony.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Connecticut State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Anjna R. Kapoor and Assistant United States Attorney Paul H. McConnell.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015