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Citizen of Dominican Republic Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry Following a Prior Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Radhames Perez was Deported in 2003 Following a Felony Drug Conviction

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Yesterday, Radhames Perez pled guilty in federal court in Syracuse to illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported from the United States following a felony drug conviction, announced Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith.

Perez, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, admitted that he was deported from the United States in December 2003, following his conviction in New York County Supreme Court for criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree, which constitutes an aggravated felony under U.S. immigration law. The defendant was found in the United States again in June 2017 after he was arrested in Frankfort, New York, on an unrelated New York State criminal charge.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years. He also faces deportation. He will be sentenced in Syracuse on November 6, 2017, by United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, and it is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry.


Updated September 8, 2017