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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Illegal Immigrant Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo Charged With Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation. Villasenor-Saucedo Was Previously Charged In Jefferson County District Court With Leaving The Scene Of A Fatal Hit And Run Accident

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, was charged this week by grand jury indictment with Illegal Re-entry After Deportation, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, residing in Louisville, Kentucky, is a citizen of Mexico who on October 22, 2016 was found to be illegally present in the United States after having been deported from the United States on May 13, 2013. 

This case arose when Villasenor-Saucedo was found to be involved in a fatal hit and run accident that occurred on October 22, 2016 at Outer Loop and Grade Lane in Louisville, Kentucky.  Two women were killed during this accident and Villasenor-Saucedo is alleged to be the driver of the truck that caused the deaths of these two women.  Villasenor-Saucedo fled the scene and LMPD Officers later obtained a Criminal Complaint from Jefferson County District Court charging Villasenor-Saucedo with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Hit and Run Accident.  A warrant has been issued for Villasenor-Saucedo’s arrest.

Soon after the fatal accident, it was learned that Villasenor-Saucedo was a Mexican national illegally present in the United States.  Upon learning of Villasenor-Saucedo’s illegal immigration status in the United States, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office began investigating Villasenor-Saucedo and found that he had previously been deported from the United States on eight occasions and did not have lawful authority to be present in the United States. 

If convicted, Villasenor-Saucedo faces maximum potential penalty of no more than 2 years in prison.

Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt is prosecuting the case.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) conducted the investigation.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated December 7, 2016