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Salvadoran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

BOSTON - A Salvadoran national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to a federal immigration crime.

Salvador Portillo-Diaz, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for Jan. 9, 2018.

Portillo-Diaz was previously deported on March 18, 2006, and again on May 24, 2011. Federal agents in Boston reencountered Portillo-Diaz in June 2017, at the Suffolk County House of Correction, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.

Portillo-Diaz faces a sentence of no greater than 20 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 Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated October 5, 2017