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Dominican Man Previously Convicted of Drug-Related Offenses Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Dominican man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to unlawful reentry.  

Julio Pimentel-German, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Julia E. Kobick scheduled sentencing for Sept. 24, 2024.  Pimentel-German was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2024.  

Pimentel-German was previously deported from the United States on June 1, 2021.  Sometime after his 2021 removal, Pimentel-German unlawfully reentered the United States.  Immigrations and Customs Enforcement became aware of Pimentel-German’s unlawful presence in the United States upon his arrest for the drug-related offenses in July 2022. On Sept. 28, 2023, Pimentel-German was convicted for possession to distribute fentanyl, trafficking fentanyl, and possession of a firearm without a permit, among other charges in Essex Superior Court.  

The charge of unlawful reentry of a deported alien provides for a sentence of up to two years in prison, one year of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Todd Lyons, Field Office Director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Boston Field Office made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by Massachusetts Department of Corrections. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian J. Sullivan of the Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case. 


Updated June 28, 2024