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Citizen of Mexico Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Illegally Reentering U.S. a Second Time

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDRES JACOME RODRIGUEZ, 42, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Danbury, was sentenced today U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 22 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported, and for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Jacome Rodriguez has used multiple names, dates of birth and two false social security numbers while residing in the U.S. over the course of approximately 20 years.  During that time, he sustained multiple convictions in four separate states.

On October 3, 2017, Jacome Rodriguez was deported to Mexico following a larceny conviction in Danbury superior court.  On October 9, 2017, Jacome Rodriguez was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol in Brownsville, Texas.  He was subsequently prosecuted and convicted in the Southern District of Texas for unlawful presence of a removed alien, and was sentenced to 163 days of imprisonment, time served, and three years of supervised release.  He was again deported to Mexico on March 21, 2018.

On January 29, 2019, Jacome Rodriguez was arrested by the Danbury Police and charged with assault in the third degree, disorderly conduct, risk of injury to a child, cruelty to animals and possession of a controlled substance.  He has been detained since his arrest.

On July 16, 2019, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging Jacome Rodriguez with illegal reentry by a removed alien.  On November 8, 2019, he pleaded guilty to the offense.

The violation of supervised release matter was transferred from the Southern District of Texas to the District of Connecticut for further prosecution, and Jacome Rodriguez admitted to the violation during today’s court proceeding.

Judge Meyer sentenced Jacome Rodriguez to 18 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S., and a consecutive four months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release.

The state charges against Jacome Rodriguez are pending.

This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

Updated February 21, 2020