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Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Guatemalan national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Cecilio Castro-Zacarias, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to time served and one year of supervised release. Castro-Zacarias is also subject to deportation.  In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

In September 2017, law enforcement in New Bedford encountered Castro-Zacarias and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Castro-Zacarias was previously deported on Jan. 13, 2005; April 6, 2005; and Aug. 12, 2005.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case. 

Updated February 23, 2018