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Dominican Man Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Dominican man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after deportation. 

Jonathan Alcequiez-Sanchez, 35, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Woodlock to one year and one day in prison, followed by a period of one year supervised release. Alcequiez-Sanchez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. On Jan. 31, 2023, Alcequiez-Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.  
Alcequiez-Sanchez was deported from the United States on Sept. 18, 2018, after being arrested in the Bronx, N.Y. for unlawful entry. Sometime after his September 2018 removal, Alcequiez-Sanchez illegally reentered the United States.

On or about Dec. 27, 2021, Alcequiez-Sanchez was convicted in Lawrence District Court of drug distribution and weapons charges for which he was sentenced to serve jail time at the Essex County House of Corrections. Alcequiez-Sanchez was taken into federal custody upon his release on Nov. 15, 2022.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Todd M. Lyons, Field Office Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in Boston made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke A. Goldworm of Levy’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated June 1, 2023