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PITTSBURGH - An alien found in Beaver Falls, Pa., pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to time served (approximately five months) on his conviction of reentry of removed alien, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Jose Guardado-Quezada, 33, of Mexico.
According to information presented to the court, Guardado-Quezada, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Jan. 30, 2007. Jose Guardado-Quezada was found to be illegally present in Beaver Falls on Feb. 6, 2014.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Diamond stated that the sentence imposed was sufficient but not greater than necessary to serve the need for deterrence, punishment and incapacitation.
Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Department of Homeland Security for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Guardado-Quezada.