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WEEK OF MARCH 08, 2011

Washington Man Sentenced for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Firearms (U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington)
U.S. Attorney Michael C. Ormsby announced that during a federal court session in Yakima, Wash., James Dean Cloud, a 27-year-old member of the Yakama Nation, was sentenced for burglary and possession of stolen firearms. Dean Cloud was sentenced to 150 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/wae/news/2011/2011_03_01_Cloud_Sentence.html

Arizona Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona)
U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke announced that during a federal court session in Phoenix, before U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg, Darrell Upshaw, a 40-year-old resident of Chambers, Ariz., was sentenced for assault with a dangerous weapon. The crime occurred on the Navajo Nation Reservation. Upshaw was sentenced to 84 months in prison, three years of supervised release and to pay $18,104.24 in restitution to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

http://phoenix.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/px030111.htm

South Dakota Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact with a Child (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that during a federal court session on Feb. 28, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann, Monty Craig Green Leaf, a 22-year-old resident of McLauglin, S.D., was sentenced to 216 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Green Leaf was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea for sexual contact with a child.

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/mp030211a.htm

South Dakota Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Child (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that during a federal court session on Feb. 28, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange, Thomas William Frederick, a 60-year-old resident of Carter, S.D., was sentenced to 24 months in prison, five years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment to the Victim’s Assistance Fund on each charge. Frederick was sentenced in connection with his conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a child, sexual contact with a minor and tampering with a witness.

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/mp030111c.htm

Montana Woman Sentenced for Burglary (U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana)
U.S. Attorney Michael W. Cotter announced that during a federal court session in Billings, Mont., on March 2, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, Jinny Faith Yellowmule, a 25-year-old resident of Crow Agency, Mont., was sentenced to 21 months in prison, a special assessment of $100, $810 in restitution and three years of supervised release. Yellowmule was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to burglary and aiding and abetting.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/mt/pressreleases/last20.html

South Dakota Woman Indicted for Concealing and Destroying a Document (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that during a federal court session on Feb. 28, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann, Shirley White Buffalo, a 63-year-old resident of McLaughlin, S.D., was indicted for concealing and destroying a document. If convicted, White Buffalo faces 20 years in prison.

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/mp030311.htm

South Dakota Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Minor (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that during a federal court session on March 1, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange, Justin Henry Black Moon, a 21-year-old resident of Mission, S.D., was sentenced to 18 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Black Moon was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea of sexual abuse of a minor.

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/mp030311a.htm

South Dakota Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that during a federal court session on March 2, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange, Jeffrey Provancial, a 19-year-old resident of Rosebud, S.D., was sentenced to 108 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Provancial was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea of sexual abuse.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/sd/pressreleases/Pierre-2011-03-03-Provancial.html

Two Men Charged for Sexual Abuse of a Minor (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that during a federal court session in Bismarck, N.D., on March 3, 2011, before U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland, Bruce B. Kills In Water Jr., a 21-year-old resident of Little Eagle, S.D., and Robin Iron Shield, a 22-year-old resident of Cannonball, N.D., were found guilty in separate counts of sexual abuse of a minor. In Water and Iron Shield face a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/mp030311b.htm

South Dakota Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that during a federal court session on March 2, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, Gilbert Blue Bird, a 42-year-old resident of Porcupine, S.D., pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Blue Bird faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Blue Bird’s sentencing is scheduled for May 23, 2011.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/sd/pressreleases/RC-2011-03-03-Blue%20Bird.html

Rhode Island Woman Indicted for Embezzling Federal Funds (U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island)
U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced that during a federal court session on March 4, 2011, before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge David L. Martin, Rosilyn Brown, a 61-year-old employee of the Narragansett Weruomuch Housing Authority (NHA), an agency of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, pleaded not guilty to embezzling federal funds from the Housing Authority. If convicted, Brown faces up to 10 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/ri/press_release/March2011/Brown%20Arraignment.html

Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor (U.S. Attorney for Western District of Washington)
U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan announced that during a federal court session in Tacoma, Wash., on March 4, 2011, Louis Hunter Bennet, a 33-year-old member of the Lower Elwha Tribe, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Bennet faces up to 99 months in prison. Bennet’s sentencing is scheduled for May 27, 2011.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/waw/press/2011/mar/bennet.html

Wyoming Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm (U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming)
U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced that on March 3, 2011, Clinton Daniels, a 46-year-old resident of Ethete, Wyo., was sentenced for a felon in possession of a firearm. Daniels was sentenced to pay a $100 special assessment and three years of probation with home confinement for the first two months of the probation term.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/wy/pressrel/index.html

New Mexico Man Sentenced for Assault (U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico)
U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that during a federal court session in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 28, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake, Alvin Charley, a 36-year-old member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Restitution may be ordered. Charley was sentenced in connection with his conviction of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm/pr/2011/2011-03-07_charley_pr.pdf

South Dakota Man Sentenced for Assault on a Federal Officer (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that during a federal court session on March 2, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, Timothy Bores A Hole, a 24-year-old resident of Oglala, S.D., was sentenced to 18 months in prison, two years of supervised release and ordered to pay $100 to the Victim’s Assistance Fund. A Hole was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea for assault on a federal officer.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/sd/pressreleases/RC-2011-03-04-Bores%20A%20Hole.html

South Dakota Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that during a federal court session on Feb. 28, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, Russ Hollow Horn, a 24-year-old resident of Wounded Knee, S.D., was sentenced to 51 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $100 to the Victim’s Assistance Fund. Hollow Horn was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea for involuntary manslaughter.

http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/mp030711.htm

California Man Pleads Guilty to Bribery (U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California)
U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr. announced that during a federal court session, Abbas Shilleh, a 47-year-old owner of California Parking Services, pleaded guilty to giving bribes to the former chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. Shilleh’s plea agreement imposes a sentence of three years of probation, to include eight months of home detention, 500 hours of community service and a $100,000 fine. Shilleh’s sentencing is scheduled for June 6, 2011.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/cac/pressroom/pr2011/index.html

New Mexico Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm (U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico)
U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that during a federal court session in Albuquerque, N.M., on March 1, 2011, Homer Gonzales, Jr., a 29-year-old member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Gonzales was convicted based upon his guilty plea for felon in possession of a firearm.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm/pr/2011/2011-03-01_gonzales_sentence_pr.pdf

 


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