BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 36-year-old man who is awaiting sentencing for selling drugs in Bridgeport pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to an immigration offense, prosecutors said.
Luis Manuel Rodriguez Burgos, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry of a removed alien, said Deirdre Daly, U.S. attorney for Connecticut.
According to court documents and statements made in federal court, Rodriguez Burgos was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 1995.
But in September 2005, he was convicted in Arizona of attempted transportation of narcotic drugs for sale and was sentenced to more than three years in prison. In August 2006, he was deported to the Dominican Republic.
In August 2012, local law enforcement encountered Rodriguez Burgos in New York City and alerted federal immigration authorities. In October 2012, he was again removed to the Dominican Republic.
Rodriguez Burgos illegally re-entered the U.S. and, in October 2015, was arrested in Bridgeport for narcotics offenses. He pleaded guilty in state court to sale of certain illegal drugs and conspiracy, and is scheduled to be sentenced in October.
On the federal immigration offense, Rodriguez Burgos is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 18 and faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison.
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