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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

BOSTON – A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester to illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Enri Nemias Vega, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for May 2, 2018.

Vega was previously deported in 2012. On May 20, 2017, Vega was encountered by law enforcement in Sutton and determined to be illegally present in the United States.

Vega faces a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $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 Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg A. Friedholm of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 6, 2018