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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.

Luis Marcial Peguero-Espinal, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 57 months in prison and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In March 2019, Peguero-Espinal pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

On May 23, 2018, law enforcement officers encountered Peguero-Espinal and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Peguero-Espinal was previously deported on June 16, 2011, and Sept. 19, 2017.

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

Updated June 25, 2019