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Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON - A Chinese national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Chun Lin Zhang, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel scheduled sentencing for Feb. 19, 2020.

Zhang was previously deported on July 17, 1999. Law enforcement officers discovered Zhang on Jan. 29, 2018, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.

The charge of illegal reentry provides for a sentence of up to two years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Zhang will be subject to deportation upon completion of any sentence imposed. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Lelling’s Criminal Division is prosecuting this case.

Updated November 18, 2019