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

Monday, June 29, 2015

Twice-removed Honduran Sentenced To 10 Months In Prison For Illegally Re-entering U.S.

PITTSBURGH - A citizen of Honduras has been sentenced in federal court to 10 months incarceration and one year supervised release on his conviction of illegal re-entry by an alien into the United States, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Jose Samuel Mejia-Chavez .

According to information presented to the court, Jose Samuel Mejia-Chavez, an alien, was formally removed from the United States by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Oct. 2, 2006 and Feb. 27, 2009. Jose Samuel Mejia-Chavez was found to be illegally present in Harrison Township, Pennsylvania, on March 4, 2015.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Enforcement and Removal Operations, Department of Homeland Security for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Mejia-Chavez.

Updated July 14, 2015