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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 1, 2019

Citizen of Honduras Pleads Guilty to Immigration Offense

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GREGORIO ANDERSON ROMERO, 36, a citizen of Honduras last residing in New Britain, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of reentry of a removed alien.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Romero, who has never held legal status in the U.S., was deported from the U.S. to Honduras in April 2009 following a conviction for attempted arson, and 366-day sentence, in Florida.

Romero subsequently reentered the U.S. illegally.

On August 12, 2018, Romero was arrested by the New Britain Police Department and charged with assault and disorderly conduct offenses.  He has been detained since his arrest.

Judge Shea scheduled sentencing for April 25, 2019, at which time Romero faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, with the assistance of the New Britain Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

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Immigration
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Updated February 1, 2019