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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegally Reentering US

June 7, 2013

            Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Angel Porras-Carreon, a citizen of Mexico found in Ft. Atkinson, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to 10 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after previously having been deported to Mexico.  Porras-Carreon pleaded guilty to this charge on April 11, 2013.

            Porras-Carreon was arrested in Ft. Atkinson on December 7, 2012, when officers from the Department of Homeland Security became aware that he had returned to the United States after previously having been deported on numerous occasions.  Porras-Carreon had been using false identification. 

            In sentencing Porras-Carreon, Judge Crabb took notice of the previous deportations, as well as Porras-Carreon's multiple criminal convictions while illegally present in the United States, including a five-year sentence for a felony charge of escape.  Judge Crabb noted that Porras-Carreon may again attempt to illegally reenter the United States, and imposed a one-year term of supervised release to follow the prison term.

            The charge against Porras-Carreon was the result of an investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Burke. 


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