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September 21, 2022Las Vegas, NV, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Las Vegas arrest leads to sentence for illegal return to US

LAS VEGAS – An undocumented individual residing in Las Vegas was sentenced Sept. 16 by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan to three years and five months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for illegally returning to the United States after removal.

According to court documents, Salamon Ruiz-Lopez, 48, had previously been deported five times between 2010 and 2011.

In June 2017, Ruiz-Lopez was convicted of attempted murder in Clark County District Court and was sentenced to 48-120 months of custody. Following the completion of his state sentence, Ruiz-Lopez came into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) custody and was indicted by a federal grand jury.

“Serious criminals who repeatedly violate federal law will not evade detection and arrest by ICE,” said Michael Bernacke, field office director for ERO Salt Lake City. “There is a consequence to illegal entry and threatening public safety, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations will use its unique authorities to prosecute these violations to the fullest extent of the law.”

U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada made the announcement. The investigation was conducted by ERO Las Vegas. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Grimmer prosecuted the case.

Updated: 09/21/2022