Dominican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

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BOSTON – A Dominican national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Yomelvin Abreu Bonilla, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for April 5, 2022. Bonilla was indicted on April 29, 2021. 

In March 2021, agents encountered Bonilla in Bedford, Mass. and determined that he was illegally present in the United States. Bonilla was previously deported in August 2016.

The charge provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised released and a fine of up to $250,000. Bonilla will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin A. Saltzman of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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