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.
Yerinaldo Arias Guzman, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for Feb. 6, 2019.
Law enforcement officers encountered Guzman on March 16, 2018, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Guzman was previously deported on June 20, 2017.
Guzman faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, 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 Todd M. Lyons, 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.