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Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant is currently serving up to a 20-year sentence for state drug convictions

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

Jimmy Jonathan Sanchez-Moreta, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to five years in prison and three years of supervised release to be served concurrent to a sentence of nine to 20 years he is currently serving in state prison. Sanchez-Moreta will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In June 2017, Sanchez-Moreta pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

In November 2009, Sanchez-Moreta was convicted in Suffolk County Superior Court for distribution of cocaine.  Upon completion of his sentence, Sanchez-Moreta was placed into immigration removal proceedings, and on April 16, 2013, he was deported to the Dominican Republic.  In January 2015, Sanchez-Moreta was arrested and later convicted in Bristol County Superior Court of distribution of cocaine and heroin.  Additionally, in 2015, Sanchez-Moreta was convicted in Superior Court in Rhode Island of distribution of cocaine. 

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated September 12, 2017

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