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

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Citizen Of Mexico Sentenced For Illegally Returning To U.S. After Being Deported

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A citizen of Mexico entered a plea of guilty to a one-count indictment and has been sentenced in federal court to three months in prison, no supervised release, and ordered immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation to Mexico on his conviction of re-entry of a removed alien, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Jose Arqimedes Guevera-Amaya, 30, of Altoona, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on Nov. 19, 2012, Guevera-Amaya, an alien who had been deported from the United States on Oct. 11, 2001, was found in Blair County, Pennsylvania. He had unlawfully re-entered this country without receiving permission from the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to do so.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Guevera-Amaya.

Updated July 14, 2015