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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Dominican National Charged with Illegal Reentry

BOSTON - A Dominican national was charged today in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Luis Marcial Peguero-Espinal, 38, was indicted on one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

According to court documents, Peguero-Espinal was previously deported on June 16, 2011, and Sept. 19, 2017. When law enforcement officers discovered Peguero-Espinal on May 23, 2018, they determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States.

Peguero-Espinal faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation proceedings. 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 and Todd M. Lyons, Deputy Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting this 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.

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Updated June 7, 2018