Twice Deported Illegal Alien Captured in Worcester on Assault Charge

WORCESTER, MA – A Honduran national was charged in federal court in Worcester with illegally reentering the United States.

Milton Javier Cardona-Guevara, 34, was charged with one count of illegal re-entry into the United States after deportation. Cardona-Guevara was detained following an initial appearance yesterday.

According to charging documents, on Aug. 13, 2006, Cardona-Guevara illegally entered the United States and was convicted of improper entry by an alien in August 2006. On Sept. 5, 2006, he was removed from the U.S. In 2008 and 2011, Cardona-Guevara was apprehended after illegally entering the United States, and was deported. It is alleged that on Oct. 2, 2018, Cardona-Guevara was arrested in Worcester County for assault with a dangerous weapon. Cardona-Guevara admitted to immigration authorities that he had been deported three times previously. On Jan. 25, 2019, he was removed from the U.S. On Oct. 13, 2020, Cardona-Guevara was arrested in Worcester on an outstanding warrant for criminal charges, and has been custody on state criminal charges until he was charged in this case.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to two years in prison, up to one year of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. 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 and Todd Lyons, Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Boston made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

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The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.