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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Illegal Alien Sentenced On Illegal Reentry Case

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BOSTON – A resident of the Dominican Republic was sentenced today for illegally reentering the United States after being previously deported.

Odelio Alberto Sepulveda Guerrero, 35, of Dorchester, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro to 18 months in prison, and three years of supervised release. Guerrero also faces deportation to the Dominican Republic upon completion of his prison term. In June 2013, Guerrero pleaded guilty to illegal reentry of a deported alien.

Guerrero had previously been removed from the United States in 2002 and 2009; he re-entered the United States illegally at some point after each removal without permission. In 2002, Guerrero arrived to the United States from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and attempted to gain admission by presenting a U.S. passport under a false name to immigration inspectors in New York. Additionally, in 2008, he was convicted of felony narcotics offenses. Guerrero most recently re-entered the United States at an unknown place and date and came to the attention of agents in March 2013.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; and Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

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