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Brazilian National Charged with Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – Geovane Jose Ferreira, 34, a Brazilian national, was charged today in federal court in Boston with one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

According to the indictment, Ferreira was previously deported on Dec. 17, 2003. On Aug. 2, 2017, law enforcement officers in Essex encountered Ferreira and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States.

Ferreira faces a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Updated August 31, 2017