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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously deported three times

BOSTON – A Honduran national pleaded guilty on Friday, June 16, 2017, in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Elpi Diaz-Ramos, 27, pleaded guilty to illegal reentry of a deported alien before U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, who scheduled sentencing for Sept. 8, 2017.

On Aug. 5, 2016, law enforcement encountered Diaz-Ramos in Boston and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Diaz-Ramos had previously been deported in December 2008, April 2009 and September 2010.

The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Diaz-Ramos 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 Etre, 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 is prosecuting the case. 

Updated June 19, 2017