Trinidadian National Sentenced for Illegal Re-entry, Reports U.S. Attorney

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Attorney

    BOSTON, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A Trinidadian native was sentenced today
 in federal district court in connection with illegally re-entering the United
 States after deportation.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced that RONALD HAZZARD, age
 44, of 78 Astoria Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts, was sentenced today by U.S.
 District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 3 years and 5 months in prison, to be
 followed by 3 years of supervised release. HAZZARD had previously been
 convicted on one count of illegal re-entry by a deported alien.
     HAZZARD was deported from the United States to Trinidad/Tobago in July
 1992, following a federal felony drug conviction.  HAZZARD subsequently re-
 entered the United States without obtaining the required express consent of
 the Attorney General of the United States, and was found living in Boston in
 December 1997.  Following his term of incarceration, HAZZARD will again be
 deported to Trinidad/Tobago.
     The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
 Service and the Boston Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
 Attorney Antoinette E.M. Leoney of Stern's Major Crimes Unit.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Attorney
    BOSTON, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A Trinidadian native was sentenced today
 in federal district court in connection with illegally re-entering the United
 States after deportation.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced that RONALD HAZZARD, age
 44, of 78 Astoria Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts, was sentenced today by U.S.
 District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 3 years and 5 months in prison, to be
 followed by 3 years of supervised release. HAZZARD had previously been
 convicted on one count of illegal re-entry by a deported alien.
     HAZZARD was deported from the United States to Trinidad/Tobago in July
 1992, following a federal felony drug conviction.  HAZZARD subsequently re-
 entered the United States without obtaining the required express consent of
 the Attorney General of the United States, and was found living in Boston in
 December 1997.  Following his term of incarceration, HAZZARD will again be
 deported to Trinidad/Tobago.
     The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
 Service and the Boston Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
 Attorney Antoinette E.M. Leoney of Stern's Major Crimes Unit.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Attorney