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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 3, 2017

Dominican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

BOSTON – A Dominican national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester to a federal immigration charge.

Wellington Eustate, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan 25, 2018.

In October 2016, Eustate was encountered by law enforcement officers in Holden who determined that he was illegally present in the United States.  Eustate was previously deported on Nov. 5, 2013.   

Eustate faces a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation proceedings 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 William D. Weinreb and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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Updated November 3, 2017