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Illegal Alien and Convicted Bank Robber Sentenced for Fourth Illegal Reentry into United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Mario Calderon-Medina, 55, a native and citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment and one year of supervised release by United States District Judge Juan R. Sanchez for illegally reentering the United States after having been deported previously.  The defendant was found by the judge to fall within Criminal History Category II based on his previous offenses.

Calderon-Medina reentered the United States illegally after having been deported to his native Mexico four times, the most recent occurrence being in 2003.  During his most recent illegal return to this country, he committed a bank robbery in Montgomery County, PA, for which he was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in state prison.

“The defendant has demonstrated a complete lack of respect for our country’s laws and has also now clearly shown that he represents a danger to the community if he should return again,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Williams.  “The need to enforce immigration law is underscored in this case when an alien not only reenters the country unlawfully, but commits a serious crime upon his reentry.”

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah Wolfe and Thomas Perricone.


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Updated September 17, 2019