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Press Release

Undocumented Individual Sentenced For Illegal Return To The United States

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

LAS VEGAS – An undocumented individual residing in Las Vegas was sentenced on Friday, September 16, by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan to three years and five months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for illegally returning to the United States after deportation.

According to court documents, Salamon Ruiz-Lopez (48) had previously been deported five times between 2010 – 2011. In June 2017, Ruiz-Lopez was convicted of Attempted Murder in Clark County District Court, and he was sentenced to 48 – 120 months of custody. Following the completion of his state sentence, Ruiz-Lopez came into ICE custody and was indicted by a federal grand jury.

U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Grimmer prosecuted the case. 




Updated September 20, 2022