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Citizen Of Mexico Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Illegally Reentering The U.S.

January 9, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARLOS GONZALEZ-VALDOVINOS, 45, a citizen of Mexico recently residing in New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States following his deportation.

According to court documents and statements made in court, GONZALEZ-VALDOVINOS was deported from the United States to Mexico after he was convicted of state sexual assault and narcotics offenses.  In 2000, GONZALEZ-VALDOVINOS illegally 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.

GONZALEZ-VALDOVINOS has been detained in federal custody since his arrest on March 27, 2012.  On August 30, 2012, he waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.

This case was investigated by ICE Homeland Security Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hal Chen.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015