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Dominican National Charged with Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national was charged on April 29, 2021 in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States.

Yomelvin Abreu Bonilla, 32, was indicted on one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. 

According to the indictment, in March 2021, agents encountered Bonilla in Bedford, Mass. and determined that he was illegally present in the United States. Bonilla was previously deported in August 2016.

The charge provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised released and a fine of up to $250,000. Bonilla will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and William S. Walker, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin A. Saltzman of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated May 4, 2021