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Citizen of Mexico who illegally re-entered US after deportation is sentenced

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Mexican national was sentenced March 6 to three months in federal prison for illegal re-entering the United States after he was previously deported. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Oscar Cuapio-Rodriguez, 39, aka Oscar Zuapio-Rodriguez and Pedro Cuapio-Rodriguez, last residing in Clinton, Conn. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cuapio-Rodriguez was deported from the U.S. to Mexico in 1998 and again in 2005.

In 2006, he illegally re-entered the U.S without first obtaining the consent of either the attorney general or the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Cuapio-Rodriguez has been detained since Nov. 4, 2012, when he was arrested in Clinton and charged with theft of a credit card. He was transferred into federal custody Nov. 26, 2012.

Cuapio-Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien Jan. 29.