Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

 BOSTON – A Guatemalan national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegal reentry after deportation.

Franklin Vasquez Ramirez, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to five months in prison and three years of supervised release. Ramirez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. Earlier in the hearing, Ramirez pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. Ramirez was indicted on June 9, 2021.

In December 2020, law enforcement encountered Ramirez in Ashland and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Ramirez was previously deported in November 2010.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Todd M. Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in Boston made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin A. Saltzman of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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