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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 29, 2015

Mexican Man Guilty Of Illegally Reentering The United States After Previous Deportations

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Carlos Gomez-Lopez, of Mexico, pled guilty to a one-count indictment alleging that he illegally reentered the United States after having been previously deported, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.  He was sentenced immediately and will be deported.

          The Nashua Police Department arrested Gomez-Lopez in January 2015 for operating without a license.  At the time of his arrest, Gomez-Lopez identified himself as Esau Gomez-Lopez.  The Nashua Police submitted Gomez-Lopez’s fingerprints for analysis and the fingerprint matched Department of Homeland Security records for Carlos Gomez-Lopez.  The records maintained by DHS established that Gomez-Lopez had been deported from the United States to Mexico on five previous occasions – June 2004, September 2004, November 2012, and twice in December 2012. 

          Gomez-Lopez was arrested in Nashua by DHS agents on March 11, 2015.  He was indicted in by a grand jury for the District of New Hampshire on March 25, 2015.  Gomez-Lopez pled guilty to knowingly reentering the United States after having previously having been deported to his native Mexico and was sentenced to time served since his arrest on March 30, 2015.   He is in the custody of immigration officials and will be deported.

          The case was investigated by the Nashua Police Department and agents from the Department of Homeland Security.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alfred Rubega.

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Updated June 4, 2015