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Dominican national sentenced for illegal entry

BOSTON A Dominican national was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court for illegally reentering the United States after being previously deported.

Lenny Soto-Mateo of Lynn was sentenced by Judge Richard G. Stearns to four years and three months in prison. The 36-year-old Soto-Mateo will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In May he pleaded guilty to one count of being a previously deported alien.

Soto-Mateo had been arrested, prosecuted and deported in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017. Some time after his last removal, he  reentered the U.S. without permission. He was arrested by the Boston Police Department and charged with trafficking in cocaine, and charges are currently pending in the Suffolk County Superior Court.

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