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Mexican Removed from U.S. Seven Times Sentenced For Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. - A citizen of Mexico has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal immigration laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on Juan Aranda-Lara, 38.

According to information presented to the court, on or about December 17, 2018, Aranda-Lara was found to be unlawfully present within the United States. Aranda-Lara had been previously ordered deported and removed from the United States on May 11, 2001 and was removed from the United States on May 15, 2001, September 29, 2009, November 14, 2009, November 24, 2009, December 1, 2009, and November 20, 2014. The defendant subsequently reentered the United States, and was found to be present in this country without the permission of the Attorney General of the United States or her successor the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. While in the United States illegally, Aranda-Lara was convicted of a domestic assault in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Aranda-Lara.

Updated July 15, 2019