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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 13, 2015

Alien Deported Multiple Times Sentenced To Time Served For Illegally Returning To U.S.

PITTSBURGH - An alien found in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in Pittsburgh to time served on his conviction of illegal re-entry after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentenced on Ivan Villegas-Estrella, 26, of Mexico.

According to the information presented to the court, Ivan Villegas-Estrella, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on or about Sept. 21, 2008, March 19, 2009, Nov. 16, 2013, April 11, 2014, and April 24, 2014. Ivan Villegas-Estrella was found to be illegally present in Freeport, Pa., on May 12, 2015.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the successful prosecution of Ivan Villegas-Estrella.

Updated July 14, 2015