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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegally Reentering U.S.

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Pedro Pineda-Acosta, 38, a citizen of Mexico who was living in Madison, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 21 months in federal prison for illegally reentering the United States.  Pineda-Acosta pleaded guilty to this charge on January 18, 2019.

Pineda-Acosta was previously deported and removed from the United States in December 2014. 

While this was the defendant’s first immigration conviction, Judge Peterson was concerned with the defendant’s substantial criminal history which included several violent offenses. 

The charge against Pineda-Acosta 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 April 22, 2019