Jamaican Man Pleads Guilty To False Statements And Illegally Reentering The United States After Having Been Previously Deported
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Raldo Mario Henry has pleaded guilty to making false statements in a fraudulent attempt to obtain a United States passport and to reentering the United States after having been deported previously.
Henry, who was arrested on July 7, 2016, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Joseph DiClerico to an Information that was filed on September 22, 2016.
According to court filings and statements in Court, a Special Agent of the Diplomatic Security Service spoke with the defendant who had come, of his own volition, to the National Passport Center to check on the status of his application for a passport. The defendant was unable to provide any information about the people he claimed on the application were his parents. He also could not provide any other information about his childhood.
When told there was another person in Pennsylvania using the identity information he had used on the passport application, Henry ran away. He was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. Further investigation revealed that Henry was a Jamaican national who previously had been deported to Jamaica.
Henry will be sentenced on January 3, 2017, and may face deportation after serving his sentence.
The case was investigated by the U.S. State Department, Diplomatic Security Service and by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega is prosecuting this case.