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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 26, 2018

Three Men Indicted for Illegal Reentry

BOSTON – Three men were charged yesterday in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after being deported. 

Octaviano Boche, 48, a Guatemalan national, was charged with one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. On Sept. 7, 2018, Boche was encountered by law enforcement in Billerica and determined to be unlawfully present in the United States. Boche was previously deported on April 27, 2016. He is currently in state custody awaiting trial on unrelated charges.

Daniel Brandes-Muniz, 35, a Brazilian national previously residing in Lowell, was charged with one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. On April 28, 2018, Brandes-Muniz was encountered by law enforcement in Billerica and determined to be unlawfully present in the United States. Brandes-Muniz was previously deported on March 22, 2004. He is currently in state custody serving a sentence on unrelated charges.

Jose Urena Vasquez, 42, a Dominican national previously residing in Lawrence, was charged with one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. On Sept. 13, 2018, law enforcement in Middleton encountered Urena Vasquez and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Urena Vasquez was previously deported on March 25, 2009. He is currently in state custody awaiting trial on unrelated charges.

Boche faces a sentence of up to two years in prison, one year of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Brandes-Muniz faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Urena Vasquez faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. All three defendants will be subject to deportation upon completion of any sentences imposed. Sentences are imposed based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.   

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd M. Lyons, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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 October 26, 2018