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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 17, 2016

Brazilian Man Sentenced For Illegal Reentry After Deportation

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced  today that Elismar Dasilva-Gomes, 40, of Brazil, pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported.  He was sentenced to the time served since his arrest on February 29, 2016.  Dasilva-Gomes will now be deported.

            A law enforcement officer conducting a routine investigation observed the defendant’s vehicle backed right up to the front door of a Verizon Wireless store.  The officer approached the defendant, who was employed at the store, and asked for identification.  Dasilva-Gomes provided a   Brazilian passport as his only form of identification.

            The officer sought the assistance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Enforcement and Removal Operations in positively identifying the defendant. An ICE-ERO officer ran complete criminal and immigration histories and found a record for a Brazilian national who was arrested and deported in 2005. The ICE-ERO officer sent a photo of the individual who was deported in 2005 to the local law enforcement officer, who confirmed that it matched the defendant. 

            On February 29, 2016, Dasilva-Gomes was booked and processed at the ICE office in Manchester.  Fingerprints obtained from at that time were compared to fingerprints on file with ICE and were determined to match known fingerprints of the defendant on the occasion of his previous deportation in 2005. 

            The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega. 

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Updated June 17, 2016