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Brazilian National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

BOSTON - A Brazilian national charged with an immigration crime pleaded guilty and was sentenced today in federal court in Boston.

Henrique Ortmayer, 23, a Brazilian national residing in Boston, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani sentenced Ortmayer to time served (approximately five months) and three years of supervised release, with the first six months to be spent in a community residential reentry program. Ortmayer will be subject to deportation upon completion of the sentence imposed.

In 2014, Ortmayer was convicted of heroin distribution in Salem District Court. Upon completion of his sentence, Ortmayer was placed into removal proceedings, and on Nov. 16, 2015, he was deported to Brazil.

In April 2017, Ortmayer was encountered by police and arrested on open state warrants.  Ortmayer’s fingerprints revealed he was in the United States illegally having been previously deported in November 2015.  

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. The Danvers Police Department assisted with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated October 26, 2017