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Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry after Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously deported twice

BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Juan Antonio Colon, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 30 months in prison and two years of supervised release. Colon will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence.

On Nov. 9, 2016, after a motor vehicle stop in Roxbury, law enforcement officers arrested Colon for possession of Oxycodone, giving a false name, and operating with a suspended registration. Despite Colon’s altered fingerprints, federal agents were able to positively identify him using their comparative fingerprint analysis tool. Further investigation revealed that Colon was previously deported from the United States in May 2009 and July 2013.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Weinreb’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

Updated June 27, 2017