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Brazilian National Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Brazilian national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to unlawful reentry of a deported alien.  

Willian Lacerda, 32, a Brazilian national formerly residing in Framingham, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for July 12, 2018.

On Feb. 20, 2018, Lacerda was encountered by law enforcement and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Lacerda was previously deported on Dec. 16, 2009.

Lacerda faces a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years 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 Thomas P. Brophy, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 31, 2018