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Citizen of Mexico Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the U.S.

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

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RODULFO ROBLERO LOPEZ, also known as Jorge Perez, Jorge Roblero and Artemio Hernandez, 37, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, ROBLERO LOPEZ illegally entered the U.S. when he was approximately 19 years old. Between November 2000 and August 2008, he was arrested multiple times in Florida and Massachusetts.

On September 24, 2003, ROBLERO LOPEZ was convicted in Palm Beach, Florida, of misdemeanor aggravated battery and sentenced to approximately three months of time already served. On January 13, 2006, he was convicted in Springfield, Massachusetts, of operating a motor vehicle under the influence. On November 21, 2007, he was convicted in Springfield of assault and battery, a charge that stemmed from a domestic violence incident. On August 27, 2008, he was convicted in Springfield of breaking and entering and related offenses, and was sentenced to one year of incarceration.

While incarcerated in Massachusetts, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was made aware of ROBLERO LOPEZ’s presence in the U.S. He was deported to Mexico on September 28, 2008.

On September 26, 2009, ROBLERO LOPEZ was arrested in Springfield after a domestic violence incident and was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct, breach of peace while armed, and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was deported to Mexico on December 18, 2009.

On May 3, 2010, ROBLERO LOPEZ was arrested in Springfield after a domestic violence incident and was subsequently charged with assault and battery on a knowingly pregnant female, and carrying a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to six months of incarceration. On July 30, 2010, he was deported to Mexico.

On June 16, 2016, Connecticut State Police arrested ROBLERO LOPEZ for operating a vehicle under the influence.

ROBLERO LOPEZ was taken into federal custody on September 23, 2016. On December 19, 2016, he pleaded guilty to reentry of a removed alien.

ROBLERO LOPEZ faces additional immigration proceedings after he serves his federal sentence.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

Updated April 7, 2017