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Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Guatemalan national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston to a federal immigration charge.

Selvin Danilo Herrera-Arana, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 18 months in prison, three years of supervised release and will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In October 2017, Herrera-Arana pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

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, following a conviction for resisting arrest; Sept. 4, 2012, following a conviction for resisting arrest; and Sept. 9, 2014, following a conviction for illegal reentry.

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 Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated January 25, 2018