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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 five times

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


Jose Manuel Arroyo, a/k/a Juan Manuel Tejeda-Serrano, 39, a Dominican national residing in Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Arroyo will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In May 2016, Arroyo pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry after deportation.  


Between 2005 and 2014, Arroyo was deported from the United States five times. Between 2010 and 2013, Arroyo was convicted of illegal reentry after deportation on three occasions in federal court in Boston, as well as once in Texas in 2006. Arroyo most recently came to the attention of federal immigration officials after being arrested for identity fraud.  In March 2017, Arroyo, under the name Juan Manuel Tejeda-Serrano, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, including cocaine. His sentencing is scheduled for November 2017.


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 David Tobin of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated October 2, 2017