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Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON - A Dominican national charged with a federal immigration crime pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston.

Victor Melo, 49, a Dominican national residing in Boston, pleaded guilty before U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf, who sentenced Melo to time served (approximately five months in prison) and one year of supervised release.  Melo also faces deportation proceedings.

Melo was previously deported in March 1991. In May 2017, federal agents in Boston encountered Melo and found him to be illegally present in the United States.

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 October 3, 2017