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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

Defendant previously deported four times

BOSTON - A Mexican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.  

Juan Carlos Cervantes-Rivera, 30, a Mexican national residing in Chelsea, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to eight months in prison and one year of supervised release. Cervantes-Rivera will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In January 2018, Cervantes-Rivera pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.

Law enforcement encountered Cervantes-Rivera in Cambridge on Oct. 26, 2017, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Cervantes-Rivera was previously deported on four occasions.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated April 17, 2018