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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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

          CONCORD, N.H. –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Gerardo Solis-Rojas, of Mexico, has pleaded guilty to reentering the United States after having been deported previously.

          Solis-Rojas pleaded guilty before United States Chief District Judge Joseph Laplante to an Indictment that had been returned by the Grand Jury on August 24, 2016.

          According to court filings and statements in Court, during an interview with a federal deportation officer, the defendant acknowledged that his name was Gerardo Solis and that he was a citizen of Mexico.   The defendant also acknowledged that he was not in the United States legally. A subsequent records check ultimately determined that the defendant been deported to Mexico on six previous occasions. 

          At the time of the plea, a date and time for sentencing had not yet been set.  Solis-Rojas faces likely 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.

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Updated November 22, 2016