Citizen of Honduras with Multiple Drunk Driving Convictions Sentenced for Illegally Reentering U.S. | USAO-CT

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JORGE ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, 33, a citizen of Honduras last residing in Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 18 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 20, 2010, Rodriguez Rodriguez was arrested in Stamford on a charge of operating under the influence.  He was subsequently arrested in Westport for failure to appear.  Rodriguez Rodriguez was convicted in Stamford Superior Court of operating under the influence and sentenced to four months of incarceration.

On August 30, 2010, Rodriguez Rodriguez was released from state custody and was served with a Notice to Appear by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) based on a charge that he entered the U.S without documentation.  While released on bond and awaiting his immigration hearing, Rodriguez Rodriguez was arrested in Stamford on a charge of operating under the influence.  He was convicted of the offense and sentenced to one year of incarceration, suspended after 150 days.  On June 13, 2011, he was removed from the U.S. following service of his state sentence.

On December 18, 2018, Rodriguez Rodriguez was arrested by Stamford Police on a charge of operating under the influence and evading injury/property damage.  A biometric fingerprint match subsequently confirmed Rodriguez Rodriguez’s unlawful reentry into the U.S.  He has been detained in state custody since July 28, 2019, when he was arrested by Stamford Police on a charge of failure to appear.  He was convicted of these offenses and, on September 26, 2019, was sentenced in state court to three years of incarceration, suspended after one year, and three years of probation.

On February 25, 2020, he pleaded guilty in federal court to unlawful reentry of a removed alien.

This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

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