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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 today in federal court in Boston.

Gilberto Chavez-Mendez, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns sentenced Chavez-Mendez to time served. Chavez-Mendez will be subject to deportation.

Chavez-Mendez was previously deported on May 23, 2012.  On Aug. 28, 2017, law enforcement encountered Chavez-Mendez in Lynn and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. 

Chavez-Mendez faces a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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 Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated October 26, 2017