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

Monday, March 12, 2018

Illegal Alien is Sentenced for Further Illegal Reentry

PITTSBURGH - An illegal alien found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and has been sentenced in federal court to 10 months imprisonment on his conviction of illegal re-entry after deportation, United States Attorney Scott C. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Rene Hilerio-Ballina, age 33, of Mexico.

According to the information presented to the court, Hilerio-Ballina, a native and citizen of Mexico, was formally removed from the United States by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on April 23, 2010, June 9, 2010, May 10, 2013, and October 29, 2013. Hilerio-Ballina was found to be illegally present in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 19, 2017, when he was arrested by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hilerio-Ballina.

Updated March 12, 2018