PITTSBURGH, PA- A citizen of Mexico pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of illegally entering the United States, and was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan imposed the sentence on Margarito Macias-Perez a/k/a Misael Deleon, 53.
According to information presented to the court, on July 9, 2019, the defendant was arrested for a DUI by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. He later failed to appear for a hearing related to the DUI, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. As the defendant had entered the country illegally, and had previously been removed from the United States on four separate occasions, the matter was brought to the attention the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who arrested him on January 9, 2020.
Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Vasquez Schmitt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Macias-Perez.