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Colombian National Charged with Illegal Reentry and Immigration Fraud

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

BOSTON – A Colombian national has been charged in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after deportation and immigration document fraud.

Guillermo Pineda Suarez, 56, was indicted on one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien, one count of possession and use of a false immigration document, and one count of false statements in an immigration document. Pineda Suarez is currently in state custody on unrelated charges.  

According to the indictment, on May 22, 2014, Pineda Suarez made a false statement under oath in a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form and used a counterfeit U.S. Permanent Resident Card. It is further alleged that on March 15, 2018, Pineda Suarez was encountered by law enforcement in Boston and determined to be unlawfully present in the United States. Pineda Suarez was previously deported on Nov. 9, 2001. 

Each charge provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Pineda Suarez 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; Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Todd M. Lyons, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elianna J. Nuzum of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated November 9, 2018