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Mexican National Pleads Guilty in Providence to Illegal Re-Entry Into U.S.

Monday, June 19, 2017

 

Mexican National Fernando Cortez Cueves, 40, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence on Monday to illegal re-entry into the United States. 

He was previously deported from the United States in 2007. 

The Incident 

According to information presented to the court and court records, Cueves was arrested by Rhode Island State Police on April 17, 2017, and ordered detained at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI). On April 27, 2017, Cueves was released from the ACI to the custody of personnel from Immigration Customs Enforcement.

Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., Cueves admitted to the court that he illegally reentered the United States after having been previously deported. Cueves was sentenced to time served and returned to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Cueves’ guilty plea and sentence are announced by Acting United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and C.M. Cronin, Field Office Director for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

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