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Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

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

Casimiro Zapata-Martinez, 50, was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of supervised release. Zapata-Martinez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In 2018, Zapata-Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

Zapata-Martinez was previously deported on April 8, 2002. Law enforcement officers encountered Zapata-Martinez on April 11, 2018, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd M. Lyons, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

Updated October 23, 2018