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Guatemalan National Arrested in Stamford Admits Illegally Reentering the U.S.

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JULIO BAYRON-ARRIOLA, 49, a citizen of Guatemala last residing in Stamford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on six occasions between 2009 and 2020, Bayron-Arriola was encountered in the U.S. and subsequently removed to Guatemala.  During that time, he was charged federally and convicted in the District of Arizona three times:  In 2010 he was convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and in 2012 and 2017, he was convicted of illegal reentry.

On December 25, 2021, Bayron-Arriola was arrested by Stamford Police.  He was subsequently convicted of a state threatening offense.

Bayron-Arriola is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton on January 9, at which time his faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

Bayron-Arriola has been detained since his arrest.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, with the assistance of the Stamford Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.

Updated November 14, 2022