Illegal immigrant pleads guilty

MILFORD – An illegal immigrant living in Milford pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Friday to illegally entering the country.

Bruce Morine, 45, also known as Terry Morine, Bruce Kelly and Kevin Kelly, was deported to his native Canada three times between October 1986 and May 2008, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Colantuono.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent encountered Morine in Milford in July and arrested him on a charge of being in the country illegally, Colantuono said, and a federal grand jury later indicted him on that charge. Morine is being held pending a sentencing hearing May 20. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, Colantuono said.