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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sentences For June 10 – 12, 2013

Joseph Richard Adams, 55, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 12, 2013, for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Adams was arrested in Los Angeles, California. He received 24 months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release. In addition, The Court determined restitution was mandatory; however, final determination was delayed for 90 days. The preliminary figure for restitution is $4,475.034.63, inclusive of penalties and interest, if applicable. Restitution will be imposed jointly and severally on all co-defendants in 12CR-00058S. The Court ordered forfeiture in the amount of $584,051.99. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office, the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Efrain Tzompa-Herdandez, 33, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 10, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Tzompa-Hernandez was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Donnie Lue Neice, 42, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 10, 2013, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Neice was obtained via a Writ from state custody. He received 38 months of imprisonment, to run concurrent with his state conviction for grand larceny. In addition, Neice will serve three years of supervised release after serving his sentence and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $250.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated July 14, 2015