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Deported Alien Sentenced for Illegally Re-entering U.S.

October 27 , 2011

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A citizen of Mexico has pled guilty to a criminal information filed in federal court charging him with re-entry of a removed alien and was sentenced to one year probation with the condition that he not unlawfully re-enter the country, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Ruben Rodriguez-Galvez, 20, of Fairhope, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on July 14, 2011, Rodriguez-Galvez, an alien, who on May 1, 2010, had been previously deported and removed from the United States, unlawfully re-entered the United States.  He was found in Bedford County, Pa., without having applied for or having received permission from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to re-enter the United States.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rodriguez-Galvez.

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