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Newton Man Sentenced for Unlawful Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Newton man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Franklin Alcantara-Lorenzo, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo Sorokin to one year and one day in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. On Oct. 16, 2023, Alcantara-Lorenzo pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. 

Alcantara-Lorenzo, a citizen on the Dominican Republic, was deported from the United States in July 2021 after serving a 21-month federal sentence for conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl. At some point thereafter, Alcantara-Lorenzo returned to the United States and was arrested by immigration authorities in Chestnut Hill in April 2023. 

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Todd M. Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Grady of the Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.  

Updated November 16, 2023