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Friday, September 5, 2014

Italian National And Previously Convicted Felon Arrested For Unlawful Reentry

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Boston – An Italian national and illegal alien was arrested on Sept. 2, 2014 for reentering the United States after being removed on three prior occasions to Italy.

Philip Mario Carnovale, 62, who most recently resided in Danvers, was charged in a criminal complaint with unlawful reentry of a previously removed alien.

According to the criminal complaint, in December 1992, Carnovale was convicted in federal court of six counts of money laundering and racketeering and, subsequently, sentenced to 108 months in prison. Following his sentence, in May 2004, Carnovale was removed from the United States to Italy, his country of origin. Carnovale then reentered the United States on two separate occasions and was removed each time. Carnovale allegedly reentered the United States at an unknown location and date after his third removal and was encountered by federal agents.

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and David W. Hall, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Boston Field Office, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlos A. López of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the charging document are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in the court of law.

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Updated December 15, 2014