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

Antonio Ferreira, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien, and was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to time served (approximately 17 months). Following the sentencing hearing, Ferreira was transferred to ICE custody and will be placed into removal proceedings.

In 2007, Ferreira was encountered by law enforcement and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Ferreira was placed into removal proceedings and on April 5, 2007, he was deported to Brazil. Sometime thereafter, Ferreira illegally reentered the United States. In June 2018, law enforcement officers encountered Ferreira, obtained his fingerprints, and matched them to the prints in his alien file. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Marcos D. Charles, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated November 26, 2019