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Man gets 6 years in prison for illegal entry into U.S.

  • Alejandro Rivas Amador
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionAlejandro Rivas Amador

A Sonora man was sentenced to more than six years in prison Tuesday for illegally entering the United States after serving a one-year sentence for attempting robbery and being removed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

Alejandro Rivas Amador, 43, was apprehended by Nogales Station Border Patrol agents on May 9, 2010, for illegal entry into the United States. A records check showed Rivas had been convicted of attempted robbery in 1992 in Santa Cruz County, the Border Patrol said.

Rivas was removed from the United States after serving a one-year prison sentence for that crime.

His 2010 case was sent to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for federal prosecution. After serving his 75-month sentence, Rivas will be removed from the United States, the Border Patrol said.

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