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Dominican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON - A Dominican national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield to a federal immigration crime.


Reynaldo Rodriguez, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Nov. 28, 2017.


Rodriguez was previously deported on June 14, 2007. In June 2017, law enforcement officers in Hampden County encountered Rodriguez and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.


Rodriguez faces a sentence of no greater than 10 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.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd E. Newhouse of Weinreb’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

Updated October 3, 2017