Mexican citizen sentenced for illegally re-Entering U.S.
Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that David Mendoza-Guzman, 42, a Mexican national, was sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 57 months in prison for illegal re-entry after deportation. Mendoza-Guzman pleaded guilty to this charge on July 18, 2012.
The defendant was previously deported through San Diego, on May 27, 2003. After his deportation, Mendoza-Guzman returned to the United States, and on March 25, 2012, he was found in the Western District of Wisconsin. Prior to his return, Mendoza-Guzman did not obtain the permission of the Attorney General or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to re-apply for admission to the United States.
The defendant's 57-month sentence was based in large part on his continued criminal activity while in the United States. The defendant's prior criminal conduct includes, among other crimes, a drug trafficking conviction, a 4th degree sexual assault conviction, and a resisting arrest conviction where the defendant got out of his vehicle after a traffic stop and confronted officers with vulgar language and threats.
The charges against Mendoza-Guzman were the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Munish Sharda.
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