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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Honduran National Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

Defendant previously deported four times

BOSTON – A Honduran national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegal reentry.

Hermes Noel Vasquez-Espinal, 42, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to six months in prison and one year of supervised release. Vasquez-Espinal will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In February 2019, Vasquez-Espinal was charged and has been in custody since.

Between March 2006 and July 2015, Vasquez-Espinal was deported from the United States on four separate occasions. Sometime after a July 2015 deportation, Vasquez-Espinal reentered the United States, and in January 2019, he was encountered by law enforcement in Lawrence and determined to be illegally present in the country.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Marcos D. Charles, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Updated August 7, 2019