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Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Mexican national previously charged with an immigration crime pleaded guilty and was sentenced today in federal court in Boston.


Carlos Lucera-Mejia, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien before U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf, who sentenced Lucera-Mejia to time served and one year of supervised release. Lucera-Mejia will be subject to deportation proceedings.


In October 2017, law enforcement in Chelsea encountered Lucera-Mejia and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Lucera-Mejia was previously deported in April 2016.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Michael S. Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated December 12, 2017