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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dominican Man Guilty of Illegally Reentering the United States

          Concord, NH – Jose Luis Diaz-Pena, 34, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

          Diaz-Pena was arrested on January 13, 2015 by agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  A New Hampshire State Trooper serving on the New Hampshire State Police’s Department of Motor Vehicles Task Force contacted federal authorities after Diaz-Pena appeared at a DMV office in Nashua and attempted to obtain a New Hampshire identification card.  Fingerprints taken by federal authorities determined that Diaz-Pena had been deported from the United States on three prior occasions.

          Diaz-Pena was indicted in U.S. District Court on March 11, 2015. His sentencing was scheduled for August 19, 2015, at 10:00.  Diaz-Pena will again be deported after serving his sentence.

          This case was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega.

Updated February 4, 2016