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Honduran In U.S. Illegally Is Sentenced To Time Served, Turned Over To Ice For Deportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, June 11, 2010, that Abraham Cruz‑Paz, a/k/a Jose Abraham Cruz‑Paz of Honduras, pleaded guilty and was been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to time served and remanded to the custody of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") for deportation on his conviction of violating federal immigration laws.

United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Cruz‑Paz, age 28, of Honduras.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney A. Elliot McLean, Cruz‑Paz, an alien from Honduras, was removed from the United States on April 4, 2006 and December 5, 2007, and then reentered the United States and was found in Lawrence County on or about May 2, 2010, without having applied for and received permission from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. Cessar commended the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Hermitage Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cruz‑Paz.

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