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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 27, 2018

Brazilian National Charged with Illegal Reentry After Deportation

BOSTON - A Brazilian national was charged yesterday in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after being deported.  

Adilson Barbosa, 40, was indicted on one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

According to court documents, on Dec. 6, 2017, law enforcement officers in Framingham encountered Barbosa and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Barbosa was previously deported on Aug. 23, 2017.  

Barbosa 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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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

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Updated April 27, 2018