Citizen of Mexico Fabiola Bastian Mojica Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Third Illegal Reentry Conviction

(STL.News) – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Fabiola Bastian Mojica, 39, a citizen of Mexico recently residing in Stamford, was sentenced today U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2003, Bastian Mojica, who at the time was a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., was convicted in Stamford superior court of possession of a hallucinogen/marijuana. Bastian Mojica’s lawful permanent residence status was revoked and, in November 2003, she was removed to Mexico.

In October 2005, Bastian Mojica was arrested by Greenwich Police and was subsequently convicted in state court of evading responsibility resulting in injury/property damage, and possession of marijuana. She was also convicted in federal court of reentry of a removed alien and sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment. In January 2008, Bastian Mojica was removed to Mexico.

In July 2008, Bastian Mojica was arrested in Stamford. She was again removed to Mexico in August 2008.

In January 2010, Bastian Mojica was apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in Columbus, New Mexico. She was subsequently charged in the District of New Mexico with illegal reentry of a removed alien, and with violating the conditions of her supervised release related to her prior conviction for illegal reentry. She was convicted of both offenses and, following the completion of an 18-month sentence, was removed to Mexico in April 2011.

On October 23, 2018, Bastian Mojica was arrested by Stamford Police for a motor vehicle violation, and was subsequently charged with failure to appear. On March 7, 2019, after her identity was confirmed through a fingerprint analysis, she was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging her with illegal reentry.

Bastian Mojica has been detained since her federal arrest. On May 7, 2019, she pleaded guilty to illegal reentry by a removed alien

Bastian Mojica will be removed to Mexico at the completion of her prison term.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.