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Friday, February 15, 2019

Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

Pablo Geraldo Baez Soto, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 18 months in prison and one year of supervised release. Baez Soto’s sentence is to be served consecutive to an 18 month sentence he is currently serving for a 2018 state conviction for distribution of heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. Baez Soto will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentences. In November 2018, Baez Soto pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

Baez-Soto was initially encountered by immigration officials in 2010, determined to be illegally present in the United States, and was deported to the Dominican Republic. Sometime thereafter, Baez-Soto illegally re-entered the United States and was arrested numerous times between 2014 and 2017.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated February 15, 2019