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Mexican Illegally Present in United States Sentenced to Time-Served

December 5, 2013

PITTSBURGH - An alien found in Monaca, Pa., 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 Hugo Silva-Gavina, 37, of Mexico.

According to the information presented to the court, Hugo Silva-Gavina, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Jan. 23, 2009. Hugo Silva-Gavina was found to be illegally present in Monaca on Sept. 13, 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 conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Silva-Gavina.

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