BOSTON – A Dominican national was charged yesterday in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after being deported.
Diostene Pimental, 41, a Dominican national formerly residing in Boston, was indicted on one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.
According to the indictment, Pimental was removed in November 2012 and subsequently re-entered the United States without permission. The indictment further alleges that Pimental was deported after being convicted of an aggravated felony.
Pimental faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Pimental 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 Marcos D. Charles, Acting Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Abely, Deputy Chief 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.