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Date: 04-11-2019

Case Style:

United States of America v. Simon Rodrigo Toral-Conteras

Case Number: 3:18-mj-01863-DFM

Judge: Jeffrey A. Meyer

Court: United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (New Haven County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Hal Chen

Defendant's Attorney: James P Maguire = FPD

Description:




New Haven, CT - Citizen of Mexico Sentenced for Illegally Reentering the U.S.

SIMON RODRIGO TORAL-CONTRERAS, 46, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to approximately five months of imprisonment, time already served, for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2018, Toral-Contreras was arrested by the Waterbury Police Department for misdemeanor offenses. In June 2018, he was deported from the U.S. to Mexico. In August 2018, U.S. Border Patrol encountered Toral-Contreras in Brownsville, Texas. He as was subsequently charged and convicted in the Southern District of Texas of illegal entry and was again removed to Mexico.

On October 10, 2018, Toral-Contreras was arrested by the Waterbury Police Department and charged with felony drug offenses.

Toral-Contreras has been detained in federal custody since November 1, 2018. On January 17, 2019, he pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of reentry of a removed alien.

On March 22, 2019, Toral-Contreras pleaded guilty in state court to operation of a drug factory and possession with intent to sell a narcotic drug, and was sentenced to three years of imprisonment, execution suspended and conditional discharge.

This investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Detention and Removal Operations.

Outcome: 11/30/2018 12 ORDER granting 4 Motion for Pretrial Detention as to Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras (1) after a detention hearing on 11/30/18. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/30/18. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 11/30/2018)
11/30/2018 13 ORDER denying 9 Motion for Release from Custody as to Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras (1) after a detention hearing on 11/30/18. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/30/18. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 11/30/2018)
11/30/2018 14 ORDER granting 11 Motion to Continue as to Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras (1) for good cause shown, upon a waiver personally signed by defendant, and consent by the government. The probable cause hearing is scheduled for 1/15/19 at 2pm. The time between today and 1/15/19 is excluded from speedy trial computation. The court finds that a negotiated resolution and guilty plea will serve the ends of justice and outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/30/18. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 11/30/2018)
11/30/2018 15 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez:Detention Hearing as to Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras held on 11/30/2018, Motion Hearing as to Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras held on 11/30/2018 re 11 Consent MOTION to Continue Probable Cause Hearing filed by Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras, 9 MOTION for Release from Custody filed by Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras. Time 17 minutes(Court Reporter FTR.)(Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/03/2018)
11/30/2018 16 ORDER OF DETENTION as to Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/30/18. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/03/2018)
11/30/2018 17 NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR as to Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Probable Cause Hearing set for 1/15/2019 at 2:00 PM in East Courtroom, 450 Main St., Hartford, CT before Judge Donna F. Martinez (Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/05/2018)

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