Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

You are here

Justice News

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Illegal Alien Sentenced to Time Served, Deportation for Illegally Re-entering U.S.

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A citizen of Mexico has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to five months in prison, with credit for time served, and then ordered deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to Mexico, on his conviction of re-entry of an illegal alien, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Yovani Escalante-Escalante, 32, of Blair County, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on Oct. 12, 2017, Escalante-Escalante, an alien who had been deported from the United States on May 13, 2009 was found in Blair County, Pa.  He had unlawfully reentered this Country without receiving permission to do so from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Brady commended the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Escalante-Escalante.

Updated June 12, 2018