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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Citizen of El Salvador Sentenced for Illegally Reentering U.S.

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Carlos Orellana-Vasquez, 27, a citizen of El Salvador found in Grant County, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 8 months in federal prison for illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported.   Orellana-Vasquez pleaded guilty to this charge on July 28, 2016.

Orellana-Vasquez was deported from the United States in 2011 after he served a sentence for a state conviction of reckless endangering safety in Grant County.  In May 2016, he was found in Grant County again, and taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials.   

The charge against Orellana-Vasquez was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.

Updated October 27, 2016