Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry


PROVIDENCE – Fernando Cortez Cueves, 40, a Mexican national who was previously deported from the United States in 2007, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence today to illegal reentry into the United States.

According to information presented to the court and court records, Cueves was arrested by Rhode Island State Police on April 17, 2017, and ordered detained at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI). On April 27, 2017, Cueves was released from the ACI to the custody to personnel from Immigration Customs Enforcement.

Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., Cueves admitted to the court that he illegally reentered the United States after having been previously deported. Cueves was sentenced to time served and returned to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Fernando Cortez Cueves’ guilty plea and sentence are announced by Acting United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and C.M. Cronin, Field Office Director for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The matter was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zechariah Chafee, Border Security Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island.