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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Mexican National with Nine Prior Deportations Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

Defendant has pending state domestic assault and battery charges and prior drunk driving and drug convictions

BOSTON - A Mexican national with nine prior deportations was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported. The defendant has pending state charges for domestic assault and battery, and prior convictions for drunk driving and drug possession. After being charged with illegal reentry in April 2018, he was released from federal custody in June 2018, during which time he violated conditions of release by testing positive for drugs.    

Bulmaro Enriquez, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release. The government sought a sentence of 16 months in prison. Enriquez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In July 2018, Enriquez pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. 

Enriquez was arrested in Framingham on Nov. 23, 2017, and charged with domestic assault and battery and released by the state. That case is still pending. On April 30, 2018, immigration officers located Enriquez in Framingham and determined that he was illegally present in the United States. Enriquez was charged with illegal reentry in federal court and was ordered detained. However, on June 7, 2018, he was released from federal custody after agreeing to post the equity in his girlfriend’s home. Enriquez subsequently violated conditions of federal pretrial release by testing positive for cocaine and buprenorphine. On July 25, 2018, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley revoked Enriquez’s prior order of release and ordered him detained pending sentencing.  

In 2015, Enriquez was arrested in Framingham following the execution of a state search warrant, which resulted in the seizure of one and a half pounds of marijuana, electric scales, and other drug distribution paraphernalia. In October 2015, Enriquez was convicted in state court and sentenced to prison. Upon completion of his sentence, Enriquez was charged in federal court with illegal reentry. Enriquez pleaded guilty, was sentenced, and subsequently transferred into immigration custody. On Feb. 4, 2016, he was ordered removed to Mexico. At some point after his removal, Enriquez returned to the United States.

According to court records, Enriquez, who has a lengthy criminal record with convictions for drunk driving and drug possession, has been deported a total of nine times; Oct. 12, 2004; Nov. 22, 2004; Jan. 10, 2005; Nov. 7, 2005; March 6, 2006; April 18, 2006; Nov. 27, 2007; April 1, 2008; and Feb. 2016.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd M. Lyons, 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 October 2, 2018