Springfield man pleads guilty to re-entering US after deportation

SPRINGFIELD — A 48-year-old Dominican national living in Springfield admitted Friday that he came back to the U.S. after being deported for drug offenses.

Prosecutors said that, in October, Francisco Siri, also known as Javier Ciravello Perez, was being held in the Hampden County Jail pending trial on cocaine distribution and trafficking charges when authorities determined he had been deported in 1992 after he was convicted of drug charges.

Siri was charged with unlawful re-entry of a deported alien. After pleaded guilty Friday, Siri is due to be sentenced in April in U.S. District Court in Springfield.

He still faces state charges for drug offenses.