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Citizen Of Jamaica Admits Illegally Reentering The U.S. After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut
January 29, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HAROLD ANTHONY SOLTAU, 43, a citizen of Jamaica last residing in Bridgeport, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith in Hartford to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.

According to court documents and statements made in court, SOLTAU was deported from the United States to Jamaica in June 1990 after he was convicted of a felony drug trafficking offense.  He subsequently reentered the United States without first obtaining the consent of the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, to reapply for admission into the United States.

SOLTAU has been detained since his arrest on July 31, 2012.

SOLTAU is scheduled to be sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello on April 23, 2013, at which time SOLTAU faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice M. Duffy.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated April 26, 2023