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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mexican National Sentenced To 12 Months Imprisonment For Eighth Illegal Reentry Into United States

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that  Santiago Ortiz-Otiz, formerly of New Cumberland, PA, was sentenced yesterday for illegal reentry.   U.S. District Court Judge William J. Caldwell sentenced Ortiz-Ortiz to the one year imprisonment followed by 3 years supervised release. 

Ortiz-Ortiz, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the restaurant where he worked in Etters, PA, on April 23, 2014. Thereafter, Ortiz-Ortiz was indicted by a grand jury in Harrisburg for illegal entry into the United States after a felony conviction in May 2014.  Ortiz-Ortiz pleaded guilty to the Indictment in October 2014.

The government’s investigation revealed Ortiz-Ortiz had been deported from the United States on eight prior occasions since 1987.  His most recent deportation took place on August 8, 2008.

The case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kim Douglas Daniel.

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Updated April 9, 2015