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Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously deported three times

BOSTON – A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to a federal immigration charge.

Selvin Danilo Herrera-Arana, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien before U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2018.

  In July 2017, Herrera-Arana was arrested in Lynn and determined to be illegally present in the United States, having previously been deported on three different occasions: April 7, 2009, Sept. 4, 2012, and Sept. 9, 2014.

Herrera-Arana faces a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated October 31, 2017