Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation
Defendant in custody on state drug distribution charges
BOSTON - A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.
Juan Confesor Lara Carmona, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to six months in prison and one year of supervised release. Lara Carmona will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion his sentence. In May 2018, Lara Carmona pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. Lara Carmona is currently in state custody and awaiting trial in Essex Superior Court on drug distribution charges.
On Oct. 20, 2017, law enforcement in Lawrence arrested Lara Carmona and charged him with distribution of cocaine and fentanyl. At the time of his arrest, Lara Carmona’s fingerprints were obtained, and he was determined to be illegally present in the United States having been previously deported on Jan. 16, 2016.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd Lyons, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.