BOSTON – A Nicaraguan national was indicted yesterday in federal court in Boston on a federal immigration charge.
Alberto Jose Mora-Hurtado, 43, was indicted on one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.
According to court documents, law enforcement officers in Chelsea encountered Mora-Hurtado on July 24, 2017, and determined him to be illegally present in the United States. Mora-Hurtado was previously deported on Sept. 1, 2010.
Mora-Hurtado faces a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, up to one year of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and will be subject to deportation proceedings 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 William D. Weinreb and Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of Massachusetts