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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for Immigration Violation

PITTSBURGH - A citizen of Mexico has been sentenced in federal court to 14 months in prison for violating federal immigration laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Juan Rivera-Santos, 39, of Mexico.

According to the information presented to the court, on or about Sept. 17, 2015, Rivera-Santos was found in North Versailles, Pa., after having unlawfully re-entered the United States following removal on several occasions.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Hickton commended the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the successful prosecution of Rivera-Santos.

Updated April 21, 2016