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Leominster Man Sentenced for Illegal Reentry and Interfering with a Federal Agent

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously removed from United States on two occasions

BOSTON – A Mexican man residing in Leominster was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for illegally reentering the United States and forcibly interfering with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent in an effort to evade arrest.

Eduardo Alvarez, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to one year in prison and one year of supervised release. In September 2022, Alvarez pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry after deportation and one count of forcibly assaulting, resisting, or impeding a federal officer engaged in the performance of official duties. 

On the morning of Feb. 16, 2022, ICE officers travelled to a residence in Leominster where Alvarez was reportedly located, and observed Alvarez driving away from in a white Audi. They followed the vehicle and attempted to pull Alvarez over by activating lights and sirens. Officers then attempted to stop Alvarez by positioning their vehicles in front and behind the Audi. Alvarez accelerated and struck the front vehicle, with the ICE officer still in the driver’s seat. Alvarez then drove off traveling through a red-light into oncoming traffic, forcing other vehicles including law enforcement onto the side of the road before stopping at his own residence, where he attempted to hide from officers for approximately 90 minutes before surrendering.

Alvarez was previously removed from the United States in 2009 and 2011. In 2010, he was convicted of illegal reentry into the United States.
United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Todd M. Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in Boston; and Leominster Police Chief Aaron Kennedy made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Noto of Rollins’ Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case. 

Updated February 3, 2023