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Salvadoran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry after Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously deported three times

BOSTON - A Salvadoran national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to an immigration crime.


Amilcar Menjivar Umana, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry after deportation. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Jan. 3, 2018.


Menjivar Umana was previously deported on Oct. 25, 2013, Jan. 7, 2014, and March 20, 2014.  On May 12, 2017, law enforcement encountered Menjivar Umana and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. 


Menjivar Umana faces a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated October 3, 2017