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Mexican Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Reentering The United States After Having Been Previously Deported

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

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Jose Guerrero-Contreras, of Mexico, pleaded guilty on September 6, 2016, to reentering the United States after having been deported previously.

            Guerrero-Contreras pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe to an indictment that had been returned by a federal grand jury on July 13, 2016.

            According to court filings and statements in Court, a Deportation Officer had a chance encounter with the defendant on June 30, 2016 in a common hallway area of a residence in Manchester, New Hampshire, at a time when the Deportation Officer was seeking someone else.  During the encounter, the defendant voluntarily admitted to the Deportation Officer that he is a Mexican national and that he was not in possession of any immigration documents that allowed him to be present in the United States.  He was then taken into custody.  Records checks revealed that the defendant had been deported six times previously.

            Guerrero-Contreras will be sentenced on December 21, 2016 and likely faces deportation after serving his sentence.

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

Updated September 7, 2016