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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Brazilian National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

Nivaldo Gomes, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien before U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel, who sentenced Gomes to time served, nine days. Gomes will be subject to deportation proceedings.

In March 2018, Gomes was encountered by law enforcement and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Gomes was previously deported on Nov. 14, 2012.

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 David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated May 8, 2018