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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Honduran Man Guilty of Illegally Reentering the United States

          Concord, NH – Florentino Vasquez-Rodriguez of Honduras, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

          Vasquez-Rodriguez was arrested in Texas in 2004 by border patrol authorities and deported to Honduras.  In March 2015, agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement received information that Vasquez-Rodriguez was residing in Nashua, New Hampshire.  After a brief investigation, Vasquez-Rodriguez was traced to a residence on Bridge Street in Nashua.  When approached by immigration officials, Vasquez-Rodriguez initially claimed to be from Puerto Rico.  Shortly thereafter he admitted he was from Honduras and did not possess documents that would have permitted him to legally reside in the United States.  Fingerprint analysis confirmed that Vasquez-Rodriguez was the same individual who had been previously deported in 2004.

          A sentencing hearing is scheduled on August 20, 2015. Vasquez-Rodriguez will be deported after serving his sentence.

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

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Updated February 4, 2016