BOSTON – Felipe Rodolfo Baez-Romero, 46, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for Feb. 8, 2018.
On Sept, 29, 2017, law enforcement in Boston encountered Baez-Romero and determined that he was unlawfully present in the United States. Baez-Romero was previously deported on May 7, 2013.
The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, one year of supervised released and a fine of up to $250,000. Baez-Romero will face 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 today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.