Citizen Of Honduras Sentenced To 38 Months In Prison For Illegally Reentering U.S. After Deportation
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARIO MEJIA, 38, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 38 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after he was deported.
According to court documents and statements made in court, MEJIA, a citizen of Honduras last residing in Stamford, has never held legal status in the U.S. In April 2003, he was convicted in Connecticut Superior Court of first degree assault, a conviction that stemmed from an incident that took place outside a restaurant in Stamford in July 2002, when MEJIA struck a victim in the head with what witnesses identified as a rock, causing a skull fracture, internal bleeding and other injuries. After serving more than three years in prison, he was deported to Honduras in October 2006. MEJIA illegally reentered the U.S. in approximately 2009.
MEJIA has been detained since March 6, 2013, when he was arrested by Stamford Police on a larceny charge. He has been detained since his arrest. On July 24, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.
This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.
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