MADISON, WIS. – A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Mexican Citizen Charged with Immigration & Gun Crimes
Jesus Delather Corona, 32, a citizen of Mexico living in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, is charged with illegally reentering the United States and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment alleges that on December 19, 2022, he was found in the United States after previously being removed. The indictment also alleges that on that day, he possessed a loaded 9mm pistol.
If convicted, Delather Corona faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison on the illegal reentry charge and 10 years on the felon in possession of a firearm charge.
The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Fort Atkinson Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chadwick Elgersma is handling the prosecution.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
Onalaska Man Charged with Drug Crimes Involving Fentanyl & Cocaine
Michael Wilson, 46, Onalaska, Wisconsin, is charged with distributing fentanyl, possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute, and possessing cocaine with intent to distribute. The indictment alleges that he distributed fentanyl on July 21, 2022 and that he possessed fentanyl and cocaine for distribution on July 28, 2022.
If convicted, Wilson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each charge. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the La Crosse Police Department and the Dubuque County (Iowa) Drug Trafficking Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson is handling the prosecution.