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Mexican National who was Previously Convicted of Vehicular Homicide Sentenced for Illegally Reentering United States

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

CINCINNATI – Daniel Delangel Villeda, 45, a Mexican national, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 42 months in prison for illegally reentering the United States after being removed from the country.


Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Rebecca Adducci, Detroit Field Office Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.


According to court documents, Villeda was convicted of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and Aggravated Vehicular Assault in Hamilton County in 2002. In 2006, after serving a five-year prison term, he was removed from the United States.


Villeda then returned to the United States and was arrested in Nebraska in late 2010 for operating a vehicle under the influence. He was subsequently removed from the country again, and returned to the United States for a third time.


He was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence again and was prosecuted in the Southern District of Ohio for illegal reentry. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison and then removed from the United States in August 2017.


On June 2, 2018, Villeda was arrested by the Hamilton Police Department for operating a vehicle under the influence and was then taken into custody by immigration officers.


U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by ICE, as well as Special Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Landry, who is representing the United States in this case. 



Updated February 8, 2019