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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Dominican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

Eddy Espinal-Diaz, 33, a Dominican national formerly residing in Lawrence, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for Aug. 2, 2018.

Law enforcement in Middleton encountered Espinal-Diaz on Nov. 9, 2017, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Espinal-Diaz was previously deported on Aug. 18, 2015.

Espinal-Diaz faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. 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 Thomas P. Brophy, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 9, 2018