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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 30, 2018

Brazilian National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

BOSTON – Geovane Jose Ferreira, 34, a Brazilian national, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for June 28, 2018.

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

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

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Updated March 30, 2018