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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Citizen Of El Salvador Sentenced To Prison For Illegally Reentering U.S. After Deportation

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MAURICIO ARTURO MADRID, also known as Mauricio Nava-Morales, 35, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to six months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after he was deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between September 2008 and August 2010, MADRID was removed from the United States to El Salvador on three separate occasions.  MADRID again returned to the U.S. and, on July 30, 2012, he was arrested by Stamford Police and subsequently convicted of driving under the influence, second degree assault, interfering/resisting arrest and assault on personnel.  On January 31, 2013, he was sentenced to six years of incarceration, suspended after 25 months.

Judge Hall ordered that MADRID begin serving his six-month federal sentence after his release from state custody.

MADRID has been detained since his arrest.  On February 27, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.

Since the age of 23, MADRID has been arrested at least 15 times while in the U.S.

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, with the assistance of the Stamford Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015