Ghanan Man Sentenced For Illegally Reentering The United States After Previous Deportation
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith announced that Kwaku Nsiah, of Ghana, was sentenced to twelve months and a day in federal prison for illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported. Nsiah will be deported after he serves his sentence.
Nsiah was stopped by the New Hampshire State Police for a driving infraction on March 12, 2015. Nsiah was unable to produce a driver’s license but produced an identification card, issued by the government of Ghana, in the name of Nana Fosu. Nsiah told the trooper that he had entered the United States through JFK International Airport on a visitor visa in November 2014.
Nsiah was arrested for operating without a license and taken to the New Hampshire State Police barracks in Bedford. While being held at the barracks, Nsiah was approached by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents concerning his status in the United States. Nsiah repeated that his name was Nana Fosu and he entered the United States through New York in 2014. After being advised by the agents that the immigration databases contained no record of any such entry, Nsiah stated he entered the United States illegally through Mexico in 2010.
Subsequent investigation through the use of fingerprint comparisons established Nsiah’s true name, that he had been convicted for distribution of heroin, and that he was previously deported in 1996.
Nsiah pled guilty to the charge on May 21, 2015.
The charge was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega.