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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 yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.


Elmer Noe Esquivel-Mendoza, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to six months in prison and one year of supervised release. Esquivel-Mendoza will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In October 2017, Esquivel-Mendoza pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.


Esquivel-Mendoza was previously deported on May 20, 2013. In January 2017, law enforcement officers in Boston encountered Esquivel-Mendoza and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.


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

Updated December 14, 2017