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Dominican Republic Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison and 3 Years of Supervised Release for Illegally Re-Entering the United States

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of the Dominican Republic, has been sentenced in federal court to a total of 84 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release on his conviction of illegal reentry by a deported alien, United States Attorney Eric Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Stephanie L. Haines imposed the sentence on Rudys Osvaldo Torres, age 50, of the Dominican Republic on December 7, 2023.

According to information presented to the court, on or about March 15, 2021, Torres, an alien who had previously been deported and removed from the United States, and who had knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully reentered the United States, was found in the United States in Somerset County, Pennsylvania without having applied for and received permission from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reenter the United States.

Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard, Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Olshan commended the Pennsylvania State Police and Customs Enforcement for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Torres.

Updated December 8, 2023