BANGOR — A 26-year-old Mexican national is going to prison for 15 months for entering the U.S. after being deported and fraudulently using another person’s Social Security number.

Cesar Benitez-Salazar was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. He pleaded guilty in March.

According to court records, Benitez-Salazar gave police a Maine identification card when he was arrested in Belfast on Oct. 31, 2010, for operating under the influence and other offenses. An investigation revealed that he had acquired the card using another person’s Social Security number.

Officials say Benitez-Salazar had been removed from the U.S. to Mexico in 2009 and again in 2010.


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