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Norwalk arrestee sentenced to 3 years in federal prison

NORWALK, Conn. – A citizen of El Salvador who was arrested in Norwalk last summer has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, a press release said.

Danilo Alvardado-Carbajar, 29, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported, said David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, in the press release.

Alvardado-Carbajar was convicted of sexual assault in the second degree and deported to his native El Salvador in May 2007, Fein said. He returned in May 2012 without getting the consent of the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, Fein said. That is illegal.

Norwalk Police arrested him June 22 on a state probation violation, Fein said. He has been detained ever since as police discovered that he was in the country illegally, Fein said.

Alvardado-Carbajar pleaded guilty Dec. 13 to one count of illegal re-entry of a removed alien.

This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Criminal Alien Program.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Neeraj N. Patel.

6 comments

Diane C2 February 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Nancy, any chance you can find out a)how long he will actually serve and b)does he get deported again the moment he is released?

LWitherspoon February 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

How much will it cost the taxpayers to incarcerate Mr. Alvardado-Carbajar for whatever length of time he serves? Wouldn’t it be cheaper to simply deport him?

Nancy Chapman February 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Thomas Carson, PIO for the United States Attorney District of Connecticut, said:
“Federal defendants who are sentenced to more than one year of imprisonment are eligible for up to 15 percent good time credit, meaning they have to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence. If they’re sentenced to less than a year, they have to serve the whole thing.

“After they’re released from the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons, they are transferred into ICE custody for removal proceedings. You’ll have to check with ICE to see how long that process typically takes.”

oldtimer March 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Lwitherspoon
Sure it would be cheaper to just deport him. but you don’t really believe we should send the message that the only penalty for such crimes is a free one-way ticket home, do you ? We would soon be flooded with criminals from other countries.
Years ago, a lot of small town judges in some southern states would “sentence” regular nuisance customers to a one way trip north with the promise of long term imprisonment if they ever came back, and assign sherrifs to make sure they were on the next bus.

LWitherspoon March 31, 2013 at 10:10 pm

@oldtimer
I’m not sure that just deporting him is the answer, but 37 months in prison is mighty expensive. A quick google search says that the average cost to incarcerate an inmate in CT for one year is $50,262. So do you feel it’s worth spending more than $150,000 of our taxpayer money to teach this guy a lesson before deporting him?

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