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Thursday, August 2, 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.  

Eddy Espinal-Diaz, 33, a Dominican national formerly residing in Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to one year and one day in prison, to be served concurrent with any future sentence that may be imposed on a pending state drug case, and three years of supervised release. Espinal-Diaz will be subject to deportation proceedings. In May 2018, Espinal-Diaz pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

Law enforcement in Middleton encountered Espinal-Diaz on Nov. 9, 2017, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Espinal-Diaz was previously deported on Aug. 18, 2015.

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


Updated August 2, 2018