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

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Judge Sentences Illegal Alien Felon to 15 Months Imprisonment For Illegally Re-Entering U.S. After Deportation

PITTSBURGH, PA - An illegal alien found in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry after deportation, and has been sentenced in federal court to 15 months’ imprisonment, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Hilario Garcia-Miranda, a/k/a Francisco Xavier Hernandez-Garcia, age 39, of Mexico. Judge Schwab further ordered that, following service of the sentence of imprisonment, Garcia-Miranda be remanded to the custody of federal immigration authorities for commencement of deportation proceedings.

According to information presented to the court, Hilario Garcia-Miranda, a Mexican national who had been previously deported from the United States on March 28, 2003, after conviction of an aggravated felony in the State of Oregon, was found to be present on December 29, 2017, working as a cook at the Cheesecake Factory at Ross Park Mall in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, without first receiving permission from the Attorney General or the Secretary of Homeland Security to reenter the United States.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the U.S. Immigration, and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Invesitgations (HSI) for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Garcia-Miranda.

Updated April 3, 2018