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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Judge Sentences Mexican Citizen for Illegally Re-entering United States

PITTSBURGH – A citizen of Mexico has been sentenced in federal court to time served to be followed by one year supervised release on his conviction of illegal reentry after deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Benjamin Juarez-Luna, 36, a citizen of Mexico.

According to information presented to the court, Juarez-Luna, an alien, who was previously removed from the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 8, 2014, Jan. 31, 2015, Feb. 22, 2015, and July 1, 2015, was taken into custody on May 11, 2016, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Juarez-Luna.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated August 6, 2016