A citizen of the Dominican Republic has pleaded guilty to an immigration charge. 58-year old Freddy Antonio Marte Jerez, last living in Danbury, was charged with reentry of a removed alien.
He married a U.S. citizen, but his application for permanent residency was denied because of a narcotics conviction in Rhode Island. He was then convicted in Danbury in 2007 for sale of illegal drugs and deported after serving jail time.
Marte Jerez illegally reentered the country and was arrested while using the name “Antonio Nunez” in Danbury. In December 2015, Marte Jerez was convicted of burglary. Because of the different name, the arrest wasn't known to ICE.
He used another name when he was arrested last March in Danbury for motor vehicle offenses, and his true identity was discovered. He has been detained since his arrest.
When he is sentenced, Marte Jerez faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for illegal reentry. A sentencing date is not scheduled.