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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegally Reentering U.S.

MADISON, WIS. -- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Fortino Velasquez-Jimenez, 37, a native of Mexico living in Wausau, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to six months in federal prison for illegally reentering the United States.  Velasquez-Jimenez pleaded guilty to this charge on September 12, 2017.


In sentencing Velasquez-Jimenez, Judge Conley expressed concern that the defendant had engaged in violence during two long-term relationships and that he had a prior conviction for illegal entry. 


The charge against Velasquez-Jimenez 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 Elizabeth Altman. 


Updated November 14, 2017