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Dominican Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Illegally Reentering The United States After A Previous Deportation, And Other Charges

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

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Hector Luis Arias-Ramirez, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced to a time-served sentence after pleading guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported, misrepresenting a social security number, and falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen.  

            On October 20, 2015, Arias-Ramirez appeared at the Nashua office of the Department of Motor Vehicles and attempted to obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license.  Arias-Ramirez had completed the forms necessary for issuance of a license using a name other than his true name and using a false social security number when he was approached by the New Hampshire State Police.  Arias-Ramirez told the Trooper that Arias-Ramirez was born in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

            A New Hampshire State Trooper contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE-ERO) for assistance in identifying the defendant.  ICE-ERO Deportation Officers arrived at the DMV and, using a mobile fingerprinting kit, submitted the defendant’s fingerprints for comparison to databases of known fingerprints.  The fingerprint impressions were a match to those previously taken from the defendant.  

            Arias-Ramirez will be deported after serving his sentence. Arias-Ramirez was previously deported to the Dominican Republic in 2012.

            The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the New Hampshire State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega is prosecuting this case.


Updated April 14, 2016