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Mexican Man Sentenced For Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced  today that Samuel Olmas-Arredando, of Mexico, was sentenced to thirty months in federal prison, after pleading guilty to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported.

          On September 19, 2015, officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations received information from the Bedford, New Hampshire H Police Department that the defendant, known to be a Mexican citizen illegally in the United States, was living at a motel in Bedford, and working at a construction site.  The officers went to the motel, where they encountered the defendant speaking to the desk clerk as they arrived.  One of the officers identified himself as a U.S. Immigration Officer and asked the defendant what his name was.  The defendant responded that his name was Samuel Olmas-Arredando.  The officer then asked the defendant if he was from Mexico, and the defendant replied “Si”.  The defendant was then asked if he had any immigration documents that allowed him to be in the U.S. legally, to which he replied “No”.   The defendant was taken into ICE custody and transported to the Manchester, New Hampshire ICE Office.   Mr. Olmas-Arredando’s identity was confirmed through fingerprint comparisons and records that established he had been deported to Mexico from Oklahoma in 2009.

          Olmas-Arredando pled guilty to the charge on November 23, 2015.

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

Updated February 29, 2016