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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Deported Alien Sentenced To Time Served For Illegally Reentering United States

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Michocan, Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of reentry of removed alien and was sentenced to time served, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Hector Cardenas-Orozco, 37, of Michocan, Mexico, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on one count before Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond.

In connection with the guilty plea and sentence, the court was advised that Cardenas-Orozco, an alien who had been deported and removed from the United States on August 18, 2000, was found in the United States on March 25, 2014 without having received permission to reenter from either the Attorney General of the United States or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Cardenas-Orozco.

Updated July 14, 2015