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Brazilian National Sentenced for Unlawful Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Brazilian national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for unlawful reentry of a deported alien.  

Willian Lacerda, 32, a Brazilian national formerly residing in Framingham, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to time-served and one year of supervised release. In May 2018, Lacerda pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Rebecca Adducci, Interim 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 prosecuted the case.


Updated July 12, 2018