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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Deported Brazilian Sentenced To Time-Served For Illegally Re-Entering U.S.

PITTSBURGH - An alien found in Pittsburgh has been sentenced in federal court to time served on his conviction of illegal re-entry after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Valber Silva-Brito, 26, of Brazil.

According to the information presented to the court, Valber Silva-Brito, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Oct. 16, 2007, Jan. 10, 2008 and Sept. 16, 2010. Valber Silva-Brito was found to be illegally present in Pittsburgh on June 9, 2013.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations for the successful investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Valber Silva-Brito.

Updated July 14, 2015