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Colombian National Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant currently serving state sentence for cocaine trafficking and has been deported four times previously between 2008- 2011

BOSTON – A Colombian national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after deportation

Hector Mejia Mejia, a/k/a Hector Giraldo Mejia, 33, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. His sentence is to be served consecutive to a state sentence he is currently serving for cocaine trafficking. In February 2019, Mejia Mejia pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

Mejia Mejia has been deported from the United States on four prior occasions between 2008 and 2011, and has two prior federal convictions for illegal reentry: in 2009 out of the District of New Mexico, and one in 2010 out of the Southern District of Texas. Sometime after his last deportation, Mejia Mejia illegally reentered the United States.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd 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 Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated May 1, 2019