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Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON - A Guatemalan national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for a federal immigration crime.

Jose Sanchez-Alarcon, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of illegally reentering the United States after being deported before U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs, who sentenced Sanchez-Alarcon to time served. Sanchez-Alarcon will be subject to deportation.  

Sanchez-Alarcon was deported in February 2011, and in May 2017, federal agents discovered Sanchez-Alarcon in Boston and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.


Updated July 13, 2017