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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 yesterday in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Amaury Olivo-Rodriguez, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for June 4, 2018.

On April 26, 2017, law enforcement officers in Lawrence encountered Olivo-Rodriguez and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Olivo-Rodriguez has been deported twice before.

In March 2009, while Olivo-Rodriguez was serving a sentence in New Hampshire for drug distribution, federal agents determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Upon completion of his sentence, Olivo-Rodriguez was placed into removal proceedings, and on June 30, 2010, Olivo-Rodriguez was deported to the Dominican Republic.

In January 2012, Olivo-Rodriguez was encountered by federal agents while attempting to reenter the United States. He was convicted of illegally reentering the country and sentenced to 37 months in prison. Upon completion of this sentence, Olivo-Rodriguez was again deported to the Dominican Republic.

 Olivo-Rodriguez 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 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 Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 27, 2018