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Alien Removed 5 Times from U.S. Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Returning

October 2, 2012

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Mexico pled guilty and has been sentenced in federal court to eight months incarceration followed by one year supervised release on his conviction of violating federal immigration laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Emir Castano-Lopez, 24, of Mexico.

According to information presented to the court, on July 7, 2012, Castano-Lopez was found in Washington County, Pa., after having unlawfully re-entered the United States following removal on or about July 26, 2007. The defendant had been previously removed from the United States on five prior occasions.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Castano-Lopez.

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