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

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sentencing For April 25 - May 1, 2014

John Scott Pinkerton, 58, of Pierce, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 1, 2014, for attempted online enticement of a child. Pinkerton was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Ryan Michael Myron, 29, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 29, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Myron was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received 30 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Max Brian McDermott, 45, of Daniel, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 29, 2014, for possession of child pornography. McDermott was arrested in Daniel, Wyoming. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by a life-time term of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $2,000.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Chandler Allen Ingersoll, 43, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 28, 2014, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 50 grams or more methamphetamine and on one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Ingersoll was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 180 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, the Gillette Police Department, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Benjamin Paredes-Aguirre, 27, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 28, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Paredes-Aguirre 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.

Edgar Valencia-Hernandez, 31, of Mexico, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 28, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Valencia-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.

Hugo Cartaya, 58, of Littleton, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 25, 2014, for making false statements in a report required to be filed under the Clean Water Act and making false statements to special agents of the United States Bureau of Land Management and the United States Environmental Protection Agency during a criminal investigation of an oil spill in Carbon County, Wyoming. Cartaya self-surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Service. He received three years of supervised probation, was ordered to serve 250 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $10,000.00 fine and a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Updated July 14, 2015