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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 23, 2016

Removed Alien Sentenced to 5 Months in Prison for Illegally Re-entering United States

PITTSBURGH, PA. - A resident of Mexico has been sentenced in federal court on his conviction of Illegal Reentry after Deportation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Javier Morales-Bautista, 35, of Mexico.

According to information presented to the court, Morales-Bautista, who was previously removed from the United States on November 27, 2013 and September 20, 2014, was found in Butler County, Pennsylvania on December 26, 2015 without having applied for or received permission to reenter the United States from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Imposing sentence, Judge Conti ordered that Mr. Morales-Bautista must serve 5 months incarceration to be followed by 3 years supervised release and 6 months home detention.

Assistant United States Attorney James T. Kitchen 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 Morales-Bautista.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated May 23, 2016