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

Monday, December 5, 2016

El Salvadoran Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Reentering The United States After Having Been Previously Deported

          CONCORD, N.H. –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Wilfredo Cuellar-Mejia, of El Salvador, has pleaded guilty to reentering the United States after having been deported previously.

            According to court filings and statements in Court, on May 1, 2016, the defendant was arrested by a Manchester police officer for Driving While Intoxicated. A Deportation Officer with Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Enforcement and Removal Operations in Manchester was then contacted for assistance in positively identifying the defendant.   A subsequent records check ultimately confirmed that the defendant had in fact been deported previously to El Salvador.

            Cuellar-Mejia will be sentenced at 10:00 AM on March 16, 2017, and faces likely deportation after serving his sentence.

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



Updated December 5, 2016