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Dominican National Pleads Guilty To Illegal Reentry

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.

Jonathan Manuel Lara Troncoso, 32, a Dominican National residing in Lawrence, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for Aug. 15, 2019.

Lara Troncoso was convicted in Essex County under an alias of fentanyl trafficking and sentenced to three-to-five years in state prison. When he began his sentence, his fingerprints were taken and matched the prints on file for his true identity, which were taken when he was ordered deported in June 2006.

Lara Troncoso faces a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, up to one year of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. He 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.

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 Lindsey E. Weinstein of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 17, 2019