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Citizen Of Mexico Who Illegally Reentered U.S. After Deportation Is Sentenced

March 6, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that OSCAR CUAPIO-RODRIGUEZ, also known as Oscar Zuapio-Rodriguez and Pedro Cuapio-Rodriguez, 39, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Clinton, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to approximately three months of imprisonment, time already served, for illegally reentering the United States after he was deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, CUAPIO-RODRIGUEZ was deported from the U.S. to his native Mexico in 1998 and again in 2005.  In 2006, he illegally reentered the U.S 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 U.S.

CUAPIO-RODRIGUEZ has been detained since November 4, 2012, when he was arrested in Clinton and charged with theft of a credit card.  He was transferred into federal custody on November 26, 2012.

On January 29, 2013, CUAPIO-RODRIGUEZ pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien.

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015