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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Felipe Rodolfo Baez-Romero, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to eight months in prison. Baez-Romero will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In December 2017, Baez-Romero pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

On Sept, 29, 2017, law enforcement in Boston encountered Baez-Romero and determined that he was unlawfully present in the United States. Baez-Romero was previously deported on May 7, 2013, and in June 2011.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Updated February 8, 2018