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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Brazilian National Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

BOSTON - A Brazilian national pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Adilson DeAndrade Lima, 49, a Brazilian national formerly residing in Brighton, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien before U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns, who sentenced Lima to one year in prison. Lima will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence.

Lima was previously deported in 2001 and in 2017. After each deportation, he illegally reentered the United States without the appropriate permission.  

The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.  

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Updated April 9, 2019