Indian national pleads guilty to entering US after being deported

Patel presented fake Florida during his inspection
Image source: File The Justice Department said that during its inspection, Patel presented a fake Florida driver’s license.

An Indian national pleaded guilty before a court on Thursday that he illegally entered the United States after being deported from the country two years ago.

Ashok Kumar Prahladbhai Patel, 40, could face up to two years in prison. Sentencing is set for April 5, 2023.

According to court documents, Patel, an Indian national, arrived at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Henry E Rohlsen Airport in St. ) appeared before the authorities. ,

The Justice Department said that during its inspection, Patel presented a fake Florida driver’s license.

Authorities then conducted a database check, which revealed that on August 17, 2019, Patel was apprehended and detained by CBP in Tecate, California, and was processed for expedited removal, it said.

Patel was later deported to India from the United States on November 21, 2019. Following his expulsion, Patel did not obtain explicit consent from the attorney general or the secretary of homeland security to re-enter the United States, a media release said.

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