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Removed Alien Sentenced to Time Served for Illegally Re-entering United States

November 4, 2013

PITTSBURGH – An illegal alien found in Washington, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to a sentence of 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 David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Rigoberto Gonzalez- Pedro, 27, formerly from Mexico, as sole defendant.

According to information presented to the Court, Gonzalez-Pedro, an alien, was removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on December 2, 2008. Gonzalez-Pedro was found in Washington, Pennsylvania by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on February 5, 2013.

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 Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gonzalez-Pedro.

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