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Mexican national sentenced in Wisconsin for illegal re-entry

MADISON, Wis. — A previously deported Mexican national was sentenced Wednesday to six months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States.

This sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Antonio Silva-Menesis, 35, who was residing in Eau Claire, Wis., was sentenced Jan. 29 by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb, Western District of Wisconsin, for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. He pleaded guilty to the charge Nov. 19, 2013.

Silva-Menesis was previously removed from the United States on five previous occasions, the last time being in December 2012. ICE became aware Silva-Menesis was back in the United States following his arrest for felony substantial battery in Eau Claire County May 6, 2013.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith P. Duchemin, Western District of Wisconsin, prosecuted this case.