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Guatemalan National Charged with Illegal Reentry after Deportation

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

BOSTON - A Guatemalan national was charged yesterday in federal court in Boston with an immigration crime.

Gilberto Chavez-Mendez, 24, was indicted on one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. Chavez-Mendez was previously deported on May 23, 2012.  On Aug. 28, 2017, Chavez-Mendez was encountered by law enforcement in Lynn and determined to be illegally present in the United States. 

Chavez-Mendez faces a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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 Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting this case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated September 22, 2017