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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 a federal immigration crime pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston.


Juan Chilel-Sandoval, a/k/a Jose Bartolome Chilel Sandoval, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal re-entry of a deported alien before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel, who sentenced Chilel-Sandoval to time-served (approximately 15 days). Chilel-Sandoval will be subject to deportation proceedings.  


On Aug. 31, 2017, law enforcement in Lynn encountered Chilel-Sandoval and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Chilel-Sandoval had been previously deported on Oct. 22, 2010.


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


Updated October 11, 2017