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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 7, 2014

Citizen Of Mexico Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For Illegally Reentering U.S. After Deportation


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARCOS MARTINEZ-GUTIERREZ, 43, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Norwalk, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after he was deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, MARTINEZ-GUTIERREZ has never held legal status in the U.S. and has been removed from the U.S. to his native Mexico on three separate occasions, most recently in June 2011.

While unlawfully in the U.S. since at least 1990, MARTINEZ-GUTIERREZ has amassed a criminal history that includes four convictions for driving while intoxicated, three convictions for possession of narcotics, two convictions for assault against his then-girlfriend, one conviction for patronizing a prostitute, one conviction for criminal impersonation and two convictions for illegal entry.

MARTINEZ-GUTIERREZ has been in custody since March 3, 2013.  In July 2013, he was sentenced in Connecticut state court to three years of incarceration for possession of narcotics and criminal impersonation.

On April 14, 2014, MARTINEZ-GUTIERREZ pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.  Judge Thompson ordered MARTINEZ-GUTIERREZ to serve his 30-month federal sentence after he is released from state custody.

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Krishna R. Patel and Carolyn A. Ikari.

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