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Man Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry into u.S.

November 2, 2011

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Victor Herrera-Lopez, 27, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 40 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported. Herrera-Lopez pleaded guilty to this charge on August 24, 2011.

Herrera-Lopez was arrested in Beloit, Wis., for driving while intoxicated on November 6, 2010. On May 3, 2011, the defendant was released to federal authorities. A records check revealed that in 2007, Herrera-Lopez was convicted of possession with the intent to deliver cocaine in Madison, Wis., and was ordered removed from the United States in 2008.

The charge against Herrera-Lopez was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Homeland Security Investigations. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Jarosz.



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