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Dominican Man Sentenced To 24 Months For Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Onix Abreu, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced to twenty four months in federal prison, after pleading guilty to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported.

            On June 15, 2015, the New Hampshire State Police were contacted concerning an individual attempting to obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license at the Salem, New Hampshire office of the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles.  The State Police found that the defendant was presenting a birth certificate purportedly issued in Puerto Rico, a social security card, and a driver’s license issued in Pennsylvania to support his application.  The State Police sought the assistance of   ICE-ERO Deportation Officers.  Upon arrival, the ICE-ERO officers questioned the defendant who admitted he was Onix Abreu and that he had been previously deported.  Abreu was taken into ICE custody and transported to the Manchester ICE office where a full set of fingerprint impressions were taken.  Abreu’s fingerprints matched those contained in the Department of Homeland Security’s Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and to the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) for fingerprints taken from the defendant on the occasion of his previous deportation.  Abreu was deported from Alexandria, Louisiana to the Dominican Republic in 2005.

            Abreu pled guilty to the charge on September 22, 2015.

            The case was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police and the Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega. 


Updated April 4, 2016