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Guatelmalan Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Illegally Reentering The United States After A Previous Deportation

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

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

            On February 15, 2016, an ICE-ERO Deportation Officer received a request for assistance form a New Hampshire State Police Trooper who he had stopped a vehicle for speeding on I-93 north bound in Windham.  There were five individuals in the vehicle, two of whom provided the Trooper with foreign ID cards. The defendant and two other individuals refused to provide identification and refused to answer any questions.  The Trooper requested that ICE-ERO assist with the identification of those three individuals in the vehicle.

            An ICE-ERO Deportation Officer submitted the defendant’s fingerprints to databases of known fingerprints for comparison.  The comparison identified the defendant as Victor Lopez and established that Lopez had been deported from the United States to Guatemala 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 prosecuted the case.



Updated July 12, 2016