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.
Orlando Genoa-Maldonado, 55, a Dominican national formerly residing in Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor to 46 months in prison with 18 of those months to be served consecutive to a state sentence that Genoa-Maldonado is currently serving. Upon completion of this sentence, Genoa-Maldonado will be subject to deportation. In June 2018, Genoa-Maldonado pleaded guilty to one count of illegally reentering the United States after deportation.
In February 2000, Genoa-Maldonado was convicted in federal court in Pennsylvania of distributing heroin. Upon completion of his sentence, Genoa-Maldonado was placed into removal proceedings, and on March 10, 2004, he was deported to the Dominican Republic. In May 2016, federal officials encountered Genoa-Maldonado at MCI Cedar Junction. Earlier that year, Genoa-Maldonado had been sentenced to nine-to-10 years for heroin trafficking.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd M. 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.