News Americas, BOSTON, MA, Tues. May 19, 2015: A 57-year-old Brazil-born man convicted in Brazil for hiring a hit man to kill the mayor of Nacip Raydan, Brazil has been arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.
Evandro Sergio Pais Franca, of Brazil, was convicted in absentia on Nov. 5, 2012, after being found guilty of hiring a hit man to kill Maria Aprecida Vieira, the mayor of Nacip Raydan, Brazil. Nacip Raydan is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais in the Southeast region of Brazil.
According to court documents, Franca ordered the assassination of Vieira April 5, 2000. Vieira was subsequently murdered the same day by a fatal gunshot wound. Franca, who was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment, fled to the United States to avoid serving his sentence.
He was arrested recently in Boston by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Franca illegally entered the United States without being admitted or paroled. As a foreign fugitive, he is an ICE priority. He was placed in removal proceedings and will remain in custody awaiting the outcome of his case.