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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Citizen of Peru Admits Illegally Reentering U.S.

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CESAR RUBEN YLLESCAS, 45, a citizen of Peru last residing in Hartford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 1, 2014, Yllescas was arrested by Hartford Police for possession of narcotics.  On December 21, 2015, he pleaded guilty in state court to the drug offense and to a charge of failing to appear for a related court appearance.  Yllescas served approximately six months of imprisonment and was removed to Peru in June 2016.

Yllescas was arrested on May 8, 2019, in Hartford.

Yllescas is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny on December 2, 2019, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years.  He has been detained since his arrest.

This matter has been investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret E. Maigret.

Updated September 11, 2019