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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated June 12, 2018