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Deported Jamaican Gets 18 Months in Prison for Re-entering U.S. without Permission

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A citizen of Jamaica has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months in prison and upon his release, after notice and hearing, deported to Jamaica, on his conviction of re-entry of an illegal alien, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Hubert E. Minott, 32, of North Miami Beach, FL.

According to information presented to the court, on Feb. 6, 2014, Minott, an alien who had been deported from the United States on June 12, 2008, was found in Somerset County, PA. He had unlawfully re-entered this country without receiving permission from 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.

Mr. Hickton commended the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Minott.

Updated February 17, 2016