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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Deported Illegal Alien Sentenced To Time Served For Re-entering U.S.

PITTSBURGH - An alien found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to time served and one year supervised release on his charge of illegal re-entry after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on German Cardenas-Leon, 42, of Mexico.

According to the information presented to the court, German Cardenas-Leon, a/k/a Eduardo Hurieta, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 1, 2003. German Cardenas-Leon was found by agents of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be illegally present in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 26, 2014.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pittsburgh Police Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of German Cardenas-Leon, a/k/a Eduardo Hurieta.

Updated July 14, 2015