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Deported Alien Sentenced to Time-Served for Illegally Re-entering U.S.

January 31, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - An individual found by the New Castle Police has been sentenced in federal court to time-served on his conviction of re-entry into the United States after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge R. Mark Hornak imposed the sentence on Alex Omar Colindres-Ortiz, 33, formerly from Choluteca, Honduras.

According to indictment, Colindres-Ortiz, an alien, was removed from the United States on Sept. 3, 2010. Colindres-Ortiz was found in New Castle, Lawrence County, on Dec. 5, 2012, without having been given permission to re-enter the United States.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Alex Omar Colindres-Ortiz.

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