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Dominican National Charged with Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

BOSTON - A Dominican national was charged today in federal court in Boston with a federal immigration crime.

Manolo Sosa-Nieves, 45, was charged today with one count of illegal reentry after deportation.  Sosa-Nieves was previously deported on Aug. 21, 2002.  On April 14, 2017, Sosa-Nieves was arrested in Lawrence on unrelated state charges. 

Sosa-Nieves 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.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting this case.


Updated June 22, 2017