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Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant lost lawful permanent resident status in 1989 after state drug conviction

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

Francisco Siri, a/k/a Javier Ciravello Perez, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to six months in prison. Siri will be subject to deportation proceedings. In January 2018, Siri pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

In 1983, Siri was admitted to the United States as an immigrant or lawful permanent resident. Siri lost that status in 1989 after being convicted in Essex County Superior Court of trafficking cocaine. On Nov. 9, 1992, Siri was deported to the Dominican Republic. In October 2017, law enforcement officers in Springfield encountered Siri at the Hampden County Jail and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Siri is currently facing state charges for distributing and trafficking cocaine.

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 Todd E. Newhouse of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Updated April 6, 2018