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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

Defendant has multiple prior domestic violence convictions

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

Gilberto Ramirez-Ramirez, 27, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 21 months in prison. Ramirez-Ramirez will be subject to deportation proceedings. In January 2018, Ramirez-Ramirez pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

In October 2015, Ramirez-Ramirez was arrested by federal immigration officers after he was convicted in state court of a domestic violence-related offense. Officers determined Ramirez-Ramirez was in the country illegally, and he was then deported on March 3, 2016. In April 2017, law enforcement in Lynn arrested Ramirez-Ramirez on two separate state cases involving domestic violence. While in custody on state charges, law enforcement determined Ramirez-Ramirez to be again illegally present in the United States. Ramirez-Ramirez was convicted on both state charges in June 27, 2017, and received a two-year sentence.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Michael S. 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 April 5, 2018