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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 charged with an immigration crime pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston.

Eric Contreras, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry after deportation before U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf, who sentenced Contreras to two months in prison and two years of supervised release. Contreras will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence.

Contreras was previously deported on May 11, 2016.  On June 7, 2017, Contreras was arrested in Waltham on unrelated state charges. 

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 Nicholas Soivilien of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated October 3, 2017