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Guatemalan National Charged with Illegally Reentering the United States After Deportation

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

BOSTON – A Guatemalan national was arrested yesterday and charged in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after being deported.  

Adolfo Martinez-Molina, 43, was charged in an indictment unsealed yesterday with one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

Law enforcement in Waltham encountered Martinez-Molina on Sept. 17, 2017, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Martinez-Molina was previously deported on Aug. 3, 2016.

Martinez-Molina faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years 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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Thomas P. Brophy, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine and of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the cases.

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


Updated May 2, 2018