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Dominican National Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced on Charges of Illegal Reentry after Deportation

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

BOSTON –A Dominican national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after being deported. 

Jhonny Dume-Patrocinio, 39, of Barnstable, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs who sentenced Dume-Patrocinio to “time-served,” approximately one month, to be followed by one year of supervised release.  Dume-Patrocinio will be transferred into ICE custody and be placed into removal proceedings.

In May 2013, Dume-Patrocinio was encountered by ICE agents in Boston and determined to be illegally present in the United States.  He was placed into removal proceedings and, on Oct. 1, 2013, deported to the Dominican Republic.  Sometime after his removal, Dume-Patrocinio illegally reentered the United States, was arrested in Lynn and charged with distribution of heroin.  Dume-Patrocinio  appeared in Lynn District Court and posted bail.  Immigration authorities were  not notified that Dume-Patrocinio  was released, despite a detainer being lodged.  According to court records, Dume-Patrocinio failed to appear for a Nov. 8, 2017 pre-trial hearing in Lynn District Court.  In February 2020, immigration authorities located and arrested Dume-Patrocinio, charging him with illegal reentry after deportation. 

On the charge of illegal reentry after deportation, Dume-Patrocinio faces up to two years in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release.  Dume-Patrocinio will also be subject to deportation following any sentence imposed.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Marcos D. Charles, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.


Updated March 26, 2020