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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 17, 2016

Mexican Man Sentenced For Illegal Reentry After Deportation

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced  today that Jose Zepeda-Del Toro, 35, of Mexico, pleaded guilty today to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported.  Zepeda-Del Toro was sentenced to time served since his arrest on March 24, 2016.  He will now be deported.

            On March 24, 2016, Deportation Officers encountered Zepeda-Del Toro in Nashua, New Hampshire as part of an investigation involving the defendant’s brother.  One of the Deportation Officers asked the defendant if he was legally present in the United States, whereupon the defendant admitted he was not, and that he last entered the U.S. illegally sometime after April of 2014.  Zepeda-Del Toro was then taken into ICE custody for being illegally present in the U.S. and transported to the ICE-ERO office in Manchester, New Hampshire for administrative processing.

            Fingerprints taken at the time of the defendant’s arrest were compared to known fingerprints of the defendant on file as the result of previous deportations.   The defendant’s prints matched the known prints and identified the defendant as having been deported on April 19, 2014 and again on April 25, 2014.

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

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Immigration
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Updated June 17, 2016