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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 13, 2016

Guatamalan Man Sentenced For Illegal Reentry After Deportation

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced  today that Hilmar Chavez-Sanchez, of Guatemala, pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported and was sentenced to time served.   Chavez-Sanchez was arrested on March 3, 2016. 

            On February 15, 2016, an ICE-ERO Deportation Officer received a duty call from a New Hampshire State Police Trooper who stated that that he had stopped a vehicle for speeding on I-93. The vehicle was occupied by five individuals, three of whom refused to provide identification or answer the Trooper’s questions. 

            Two ICE-ERO officers traveled to the scene to provide assistance.  Upon arriving, they observed the New Hampshire State Trooper in a foot pursuit of the defendant.  The Trooper pursued the defendant for approximately 150 to 200 yards before apprehending him to discover that the defendant was not in possession of a valid driver license.  The defendant was then transported to the Rockingham County Department of Corrections.  

            A search incident to arrest led to the discovery of a Guatemalan drivers’ license in the name of Hilmar Chavez-Sanchez.  The ICE-ERO officers were able to determine that Chavez-Sanchez had been previously deported in 2009 and again in 2011. 

            Chavez-Sanchez will again be deported.

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

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Updated May 13, 2016