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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 16, 2014

Mexican Citizen Sentenced For Illegally Recentering U.S.

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that German Arriaga-Dominquez, 31, a citizen of the Mexico, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to five months in prison for illegally reentering the United States.  Arriaga-Dominquez pleaded guilty to these charges on March 12, 2014.

On January 10, 2014, Arriaga-Dominquez was found in Janesville, Wis., at the residence of his girlfriend.  A state probation officer, who was conducting a visit at the home of the girlfriend, saw the defendant and notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents because the officer recalled that the defendant had been previously deported. 

ICE agents later arrested the defendant on February 27, 2104 in Beloit, Wis.  Arriaga-Dominquez has four prior convictions for operating a vehicle while having a suspended license and a misdemeanor battery – domestic abuse conviction for which he received five months incarceration.     

The charges against Arriaga-Dominquez were the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz. 

Updated July 14, 2015