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Salvadoran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

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

BOSTON - A Salvadoran national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for an immigration crime.

Salvador Portillo-Diaz, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to time served and three years of supervised release. Portillo-Diaz will be subject to deportation.  In October 2017, Portillo-Diaz pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

On March 18, 2006, and May 24, 2011, Portillo-Diaz was deported from the United States. On June 2017, federal agents encountered Portillo-Diaz at the Suffolk County House of Correction and determined him to be illegally present in the United States.

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

Updated January 10, 2018