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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

Yoel Elieser Romero, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to 12 months and one day in prison and three years of supervised release. On April 10, 2018, Romero pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

On Oct. 13, 2017, federal law enforcement officers encountered Romero at the Middlesex County House of Correction, where he was held after having been arrested for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Romero was previously deported on June 2, 2015.  

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Rebecca J. Adducci, Interim Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Updated July 12, 2018