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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Brazilian National Charged with Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

Antonio Ferreira, 56, was indicted on one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

According to court documents, law enforcement officers in Framingham encountered Ferreira on June 26, 2018, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Ferreira was previously deported on April 5, 2007.

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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Rebecca Adducci, Interim Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine 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.

Updated August 2, 2018