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Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry of a Deported Alien

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

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

Rafael Alcantara, 45, a Dominican national residing in Dorchester, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien before U.S. District Court Senior Judge Rya W. Zobel, who sentenced Alcantara to time served (approximately three and a half months) and one year of supervised release. Alcantara will be subject to deportation proceedings.

On July 26, 2018, law enforcement encountered Alcantara and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Alcantara was previously deported on June 5, 2010.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd M. Lyons, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Callahan of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

Updated November 14, 2018