CONCORD, NH – U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced on Feb. 29, 2016, that Samuel Olmas-Arredando, of Mexico, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, after pleading guilty to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported, according to a press statement.
On Sept. 19, 2015, officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations received information from the Bedford Police that the Olmas-Arredando, 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,” according to Rice. “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 asked the defendant if he was from Mexico and he confirmed that he was and then was asked if he had any documents that allowed him to be in the U.S. legally, to which he replied “No.”
Olmas-Arredando was taken into ICE custody and transported to the Manchester ICE Office. His 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 Nov. 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.