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Colombian National Sentenced For Illegal Reentry, Immigration Document Fraud

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

BOSTON – A Colombian national was sentenced in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after deportation and immigration document fraud.

Guillermo Pineda Suarez, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 21 months in prison, 14 months deemed served, and three years of supervised release.  Pineda Suarez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. On March 1, 2019, he pleaded guilty to 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. 

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 United States of America Permanent Resident Card. 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. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; 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 Elianna J. Nuzum of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated May 24, 2019