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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant illegally entered the country five times

BOSTON – A Honduran national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester for illegally reentering the United States.

Milton Javier Cardona-Guevara, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to three months in prison. Upon completion of his sentence, Cardona-Guevara will be placed into removal proceedings and deported to Honduras.

In December 2020, Cardona-Guevara pleaded guilty to one count of illegal re-entry into the United States after deportation.

On Aug. 13, 2006, Cardona-Guevara illegally entered the United States and was convicted of improper entry by an alien in August 2006. He was subsequently deported in September 2006. In 2008 and 2011, Cardona-Guevara was apprehended after illegally entering the United States and again deported. On Oct. 2, 2018, Cardona-Guevara was arrested in Worcester County for assault with a dangerous weapon. Cardona-Guevara admitted to immigration authorities that he had been deported three times previously. In January 2019, he was removed from the U.S. On Oct. 13, 2020, Cardona-Guevara was arrested in Worcester on an outstanding warrant for criminal charges and had been custody on state criminal charges until he was charged in this case.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Todd Lyons, Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Boston made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Mendell’s Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Updated April 30, 2021