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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 7, 2019

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.  

Jesus Leonardo Castillo-Martinez, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton scheduled sentencing for Sept. 10, 2019.

In 2010, Castillo-Martinez was encountered by law enforcement while serving a sentence in New Hampshire for drug distribution. Upon completion of his sentence, Castillo-Martinez was placed into removal proceedings and on April 16, 2013, and was deported to the Dominican Republic.

In 2016, Castillo-Martinez was encountered by law enforcement and determined to be illegally present in the United States. His previous order of removal was reinstated and on Nov. 1, 2016, he was deported to the Dominican Republic.

In June 2018, law enforcement officers in Billerica arrested Castillo-Martinez on a drug distribution charge. Castillo Martinez was determined to be illegally present in the United States and charged with illegal reentry. He was indicted in federal court and has since been in the custody.

Castillo-Martinez 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 Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

 

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Updated June 7, 2019