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Former Mount Pleasant Man Sentenced to Prison for Unlawful Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, IA – On March 21, 2019, Ricardo Macias Saucedo, age 29, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, was sentenced by United States Chief District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to prison in the amount of time already served on the charge of unlawful re-entry into the United States, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Due to the length of time that Macias Saucedo has already been incarcerated in this case, he will soon be released to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Macias Saucedo pleaded guilty on November 8, 2018.

On May 9, 2018, ICE agents encountered Macias Saucedo while executing a federal search warrant in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Macias Saucedo was administratively questioned by ICE agents, and it was determined that he was not authorized to enter, live, or work in the United States. Agents further determined that on January 23, 2008, immigration officials had previously removed Macias Saucedo from the United States. Subsequent to the 2008 removal, Macias Saucedo had not applied for, or received permission, to re-enter the United States.

This matter was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office-Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated March 22, 2019