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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

Enri Nemias Vega, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to one year in prison and two years of supervised release. Vega will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In February 2018, Vega pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

Vega was previously deported in 2012. On May 20, 2017, Vega was encountered by law enforcement in Sutton and determined to be illegally present in the United States.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd M. Lyons, Deputy Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg A. Friedholm of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.

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Updated June 5, 2018