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Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

BOSTON – A Mexican national was sentenced on Friday in federal court in Boston for a federal immigration crime.

Maximino Cruz-Rivera, 37, a Mexican national residing in Lowell, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release. Cruz-Rivera will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In April 2017, Cruz-Rivera pleaded guilty to illegal reentry of a deported alien.

On Nov. 30, 2016, law enforcement encountered Cruz-Rivera in Boston and determined him to be unlawfully present in the United States. Cruz-Rivera had previously been deported in February 2013.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew Etre, 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 June 19, 2017