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Citizen Of Jamaica Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Illegally Reentering The U.S. After Deportation

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

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, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

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.  On January 29, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.

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


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015