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Salvadoran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Salvadoran national charged with an immigration crime pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday in federal court for illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Raul Canas-Palacios, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien and was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to two months in prison and one year of supervised release. Canas-Palacios will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence.

Canas-Palacios was previously deported in June 2013. In November 2016, Canas-Palacios was convicted in Lynn District Court of two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. In September 2017, law enforcement in Lynn encountered Canas-Palacios and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb 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 Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated November 15, 2017