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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

BOSTON - A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after being deported.  

Ariel Humberto Diaz, 27, a Guatemalan national formerly residing in Framingham, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Sept. 5, 2018.

On Feb. 4, 2018, law enforcement officers encountered Humberto Diaz and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Humberto Diaz was previously deported on April 13, 2016.

Humberto Diaz faces a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, 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 today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 31, 2018