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Citizen Of Mexico Sentenced To Federal Prison For Illegally Reentering The U.S. After Deportation

January 9, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JESUS ROJAS-REYES, 22, a citizen of Mexico recently residing in Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to six months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States following his deportation.

According to court documents and statements made in court, ROJAS-REYES has been deported from the United States to Mexico on three prior occasions. In September 2011, he illegally reentered the United States through Arizona. On November 14, 2011, ROJAS-REYES was arrested by the Norwalk Police Department on a charge of unlawful restraint.

ROJAS-REYES, who has been detained since his arrest, pleaded guilty to the state charge on September 5, 2012. On September 6, 2012, he waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty in federal court 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