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February 26, 2020Boston, MA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

Guatemalan national convicted of kidnapping, murder charged with re-entry

BOSTON – Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston arrested a Guatemalan national, with convictions for kidnapping and murder, Feb. 17, on charges of illegal reentry after deportation.

Ingrid Corzo-Armas, 49, who had previously been convicted and served a state prison sentence in California on kidnapping and murder charges, was charged with one-count of illegal reentry by the Office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling.

According to charging documents, in 1993, Corzo-Armas was convicted in California of kidnapping and murder and sentenced to state prison. After serving her sentence, she was placed into removal proceedings and deported to Guatemala June 15, 1999. Sometime after her deportation, it is alleged that Corzo-Armas illegally reentered the United States and was most recently living in Lynn, Massachusetts under the alias Ingrid Sanchez.

On Feb. 17, 2020, ICE officers encountered Corzo-Armas in Lynn, and through the use of fingerprints established that she was illegally present in the United States. During a subsequent interview with law enforcement, Corzo-Armas admitted her alienage, her prior removal, and that she had illegally reentered the United States.

The charging statute for illegal reentry provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Todd M. Lyons, acting field office director for ERO Boston and United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling made the announcement.