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Mexican Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Illegal Re-entry After Deportation

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

PITTSBURGH - A citizen of Mexico has been sentenced in federal court to two years (24 months) in prison on his conviction of Illegal Reentry After Deportation, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nicholas J. Ranjan imposed the sentence on Jorge Segundo-Cruz, 29, of Mexico.

According to information presented to the court, Segundo-Cruz had been previously deported and removed from the United States in 2010. In 2017, after unlawfully reentering the United States, he was convicted of aggravated assault, attempted rape, and other related charges in Pittsburgh. As a result of these charges, he was identified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and charged with illegal reentry.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Ranhan stated that the 24 month sentence would further the goals of deterring Segundo-Cruz and others from illegally reentering the United States and committing crimes.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Vasquez Schmitt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Segundo-Cruz.

Updated February 14, 2020