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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 30, 2018

Six Foreign Nationals Charged with Illegal Reentry After Deportation

BOSTON – Six individuals have been arrested and charged in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after being deported.  

According to six separate indictments unsealed today, the following individuals were each charged with one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien:

Marco Lopez-Chavez, 24, a Guatemalan national, was encountered by law enforcement in Lynn on Sept. 2, 2017, and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Lopez-Chavez was previously deported on April 28, 2016.

Bulmaro Enriquez, 32, a Mexican national, was encountered by law enforcement in Framingham on Nov. 23, 2017, and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Enriquez was previously deported in March 2006.

Milton Mejia-Padilla, 36, a Honduran national, was encountered by law enforcement in Chelsea on Jan. 7, 2018, and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Mejia-Padilla was previously deported on Aug. 16, 2010.

Leandro Guimaraes, 38, a Brazilian national, was encountered by law enforcement in Framingham in July 2015, and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Guimaraes was previously deported on Dec. 28, 2003.

Virgilio Pedro Vicente-Lopez, 39, a Guatemalan national, was encountered by law enforcement in Salem on Aug. 13, 2017, and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Vicente-Lopez was previously deported on Feb. 12, 2009.

Nivaldo Gomes, 57, a Brazilian national, was encountered by law enforcement in March 2018, and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Gomes was previously deported on Nov. 14, 2012.

The charges of illegal reentry provide for sentences of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and each of the defendants 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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Thomas P. Brophy, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kenneth G. Shine and David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit are prosecuting the cases.

The details contained in the indictments are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated April 30, 2018