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

Friday, December 13, 2013

Honduran Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison For Illegally Re-entering U.S. After Removal

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

United States District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the sentence on Pastor Gomez-Perez, 32, of Honduras.

According to the information presented to the court, Pastor Gomez-Perez, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 28, 2009. Pastor Gomez-Perez was found to be illegally present in Pittsburgh on Sept. 20, 2013.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Custom Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gomez-Perez.

Updated July 14, 2015