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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sentences For October 28 – 29, 2013

Julia Carlene Deshaw, 45, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 29, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing at least 200 grams but less than 350 grams of methamphetamine. Deshaw was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. She received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Michael Ainsworth, 51, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 29, 2013, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Ainsworth was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received three months imprisonment, to be followed by one year of unsupervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Harold and Amy Busskohl, husband and wife, of Lyman, Wyoming, were sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 28, 2013, for health care fraud. The Busskohls appeared pursuant to a summons. Both received a three-year term of supervised release and each was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. In addition, the Court ordered that they pay restitution, joint and several, in the amount of $35,285.67. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Brian L. Messick, 43, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 28, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing 1,372 grams of methamphetamine. Messick was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Dale R. Turano, 54, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 28, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing 198 grams of methamphetamine. Turano was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 151 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

James P. Graham, 53, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 28, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing 200-300 grams of methamphetamine. Graham was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 100 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Updated July 14, 2015