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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Dominican National Charged with Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

Carlos Manuel Lara-Matos, 30, was indicted on one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

According to court documents, on May 4, 2018, law enforcement officers in Middleton encountered Lara-Matos and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Lara-Matos was previously deported on Aug. 1, 2017.  

Lara-Matos faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. 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 Rebecca J. Adducci, Interim Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’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.

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Updated June 14, 2018