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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

Defendant previously deported three times

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

Jose Antonio Alarcon-Mazariegos, 44, a Guatemalan national formerly residing in Cambridge, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Upon his release, Alarcon-Mazariegos will be subject to deportation proceedings. On April 3, 2018, Alarcon-Mazariegos pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

According to court documents, law enforcement officers in Cambridge encountered Alarcon-Mazariegos on Oct. 7, 2017, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Alarcon-Mazariegos was previously deported on April 2, 2004, Aug. 5, 2004, and May 28, 2005.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Rebecca Adducci, Interim 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 prosecuted the case.

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Updated July 10, 2018