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Press Release

Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced in federal court in Boston yesterday for illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Bolivar Santias Coste-Anias, 44, pleaded guilty today and was immediately sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to time served and three years of supervised release. Coste-Anias will be subject to deportation proceedings. In January 2018, Coste-Anias was charged with one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. 

On Dec. 18, 2017, Coste-Anias was encountered by law enforcement in Boston and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Coste-Anias was previously deported in July 2008.

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 prosecuted the case.

Updated March 27, 2018