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2013 News Archive

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December
Name
Summary
12/26/2013 Rural/Metro Corporation Rural/Metro to Pay $2.8 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations
ATTACHMENT: RuralMetro_Settlement Agreement (PDF)
12/18/2013 Lane, Michael Rocky Lead Synthetic Drug Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
12/17/2013 Moreno, Ralph C. Phoenix Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 25 Years Prison
12/12/2013 Carlson, Carl Navajo Man Sentenced to 300 Months Prison for Producing Images of Child Pornography
12/11/2013White, Mario Lee Bapchule Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm
12/10/2013 Pablo-Madrigal_Etal. Hostage-Takers Sentenced to Prison
12/10/2013 Fries, Todd Russell Former Tucson Business Man Sentenced to Additional Time for Possessing 24 Explosive Devices
12/04/2013 Arredondo & Moreno Rio Rico Tax Return Preparer and Assistant Sentenced for Filing False Returns
12/04/2013Ft.ApachetakedownFinal Defendant Sentenced in Major Federal Gang and Drug Operation on The Ft. Apache Indian Reservation
12/03/2013 Jackson, Lawrence Antonio Sacaton Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Domestic Violence
12/02/2013 James, Michael Navajo Man Sentenced to 188 Months Imprisonment for Armed Bank Robbery
November
Name
Summary
11/26/2013 Astorga-Velarde & Soto-Valdez Three Hostage Takers Sentenced to at Least a Decade in Prison
11/25/2013 Woody, Renfo Lee Man Sentenced to 10 Years Prison for Beating Victim to Death with Bat
11/19/2013 Escalante, Alrick Michael Sells Man Sentenced to 6 ½ Years in Prison for Voluntary Manslaughter
11/14/2013 Anderson, Keith Deshawn Las Vegas Man Convicted of Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Actvity
11/12/2013 Zuniga & Castillo Suspended Border Patrol Agents Sentenced to Prison
11/06/2013 Herrera-Chiang, Ivhan Border Patrol Agent and State Prison Guard Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Bribery, Drug Trafficking, and Murder Scheme
October
Name
Summary
10/30/2013 Mihilli, Gjergj Kol Chandler Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for Committing Bank Fraud
10/29/2013 Tso, Lee Kinder Navajo Man Sentenced to 141 Months for Home Invasion
10/29/2013 Gagliano, Joseph N. Phoenix Man Sentenced to Prison for Commercial Loan Fraud
10/28/2013 Renzi, Richard G.Former Congressman Richard G. Renzi Sentenced for Extortion and Bribery in Illegal Federal Land Swap
10/22/2013 Chavez, Diego Deleon Operator of Human Stash House Sentenced to 97 Months
10/21/2013Mathon et al Mathon Principals Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Operating $166 Million Ponzi Scheme that Targeted LDS Church Members
10/3/2013ShutdownUnited States Attorney Identifies Operational Limitations during Government Shutdown
September
Name
Summary
9/24/2013Naponelli & Atwood Real Estate Agent and Developer/Loan Officer Both Sentenced to Prison for Mortgage Fraud
9/20/2013Borquez et alTwo Phoenix Area Men Convicted in Prison Drug Conspiracy
9/20/2013Moreno, Eddie Eugene Sacaton Man Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Prison for Murder
9/18/2013Anaya, Aaron Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
9/17/2013Mills, Billy Dewayne Tucson Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Child Pornography Offenses
9/17/2013Thomas, Charles Leo Gila River Tribal Member Sentenced to 18 Years for Second Degree Murder
August
Name
Summary
8/30/2013Bashas’ Inc. Bashas’ Inc. to Pay Restitution for Meat Mislabeling

ATTACHED: Bashas’ Non-Prosecution Agreement (PDF)

8/28/2013 Young et. al. Husband and Wife Sentenced to Five Years Each for Filing False Tax Returns
8/27/2013Jackson, Lance Buddy Hualapai Nation Tribal Member Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbery
8/22/2013 Vasquez, Luis Carlos Former Customs Officer Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison for Importing Over 1,200 Pounds of Marijuana into The United States from Mexico
8/16/2013Smith, MatthewFort Mojave Man Pleaded Guilty to Second-Degree Murder, Child Abuse, And Assault
8/15/2013 U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo Statement – "Smart on Crime” Initiative
8/15/2013Tahbo, Loren Kaysang Colorado River Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison for Second-Degree Murder
8/14/2013Pena-Torrecillas, ArtemioDrug Trafficking Organization Leader Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison
8/12/2013Fruit & JacksonReal Estate Developer and Escrow Agent Sentenced to Prison for Mortgage Fraud
8/12/2013Fries, Todd RussellFormer Tucson Businessman Convicted of Possessing 24 Explosive Devices
8/05/2013James, ChristopherWhiteriver Man Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse
8/5/2013Campos, Frank Becerra Judge Imposes Five-Year Sentence for Role in Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Scam
July
Name
Summary
7/24/2013Mills, John RowlandFormer Campaign Worker and Policy Analyst for The Arizona House of Representatives Found Guilty of Wire Fraud
07/24/13Boscarino, Anthony MarkTucson Man Sentenced to 135 Months for Defrauding Over 1,600 People
07/23/13Lee, Terry HarrisPeach Springs Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of A Minor
07/22/13Lane, Michael RockyFederal Jury Convicts Tempe Designer Drug Maker/Distributor on Federal Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act Violations
07/19/13Gutierrez, Rosalio PerezCamp Verde Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Violent Assault
07/10/13Castro-Ponce, IndalecioSan Luis Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years
07/09/13Jenkins, Joshua SamuelFort Mojave Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Sawed-off Shotgun
07/02/13Monge, FabianFour Patagonia Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Serve A Combined Term of 32 Years in Prison
07/02/13Perry, Jay KevinFinancial Planner Sentenced to Prison for investment Scheme That Targeted Elderly Clients
07/02/13Williams, Guy A. and Brent F. Father and Son Convicted of Operating $100 Million Ponzi Scheme that Targeted Members of The LDS Church
June
Name
Summary
06/28/13Sisneros, DinoTucson Man Found Guilty in Real Estate investment Fraud Scheme
06/26/13Shropshire, Lee DavidMan Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography
06/26/13Garcia, Walter DavidSerial Bank Robber Sentenced to 16 Years in Federal Prison
06/24/13Rodman & GreenbergGun Dealers Sentenced to Prison for Manufacture, Possession and Sale of Illegal Machine Guns
06/11/13Renzi et alFormer Congressman Richard G. Renzi Convicted of Extortion and Bribery in Illegal Federal Land Swap
06/04/13Buckinghorse, Jerome LeeNavajo Man Sentenced to 110 Months Imprisonment for Assault and Use of A Firearm during A Crime of Violence
06/03/13Yavapai-Apache TakedownDrug and Violent Crime Sweep Nets Nearly 30 on and Around The Yavapai-Apache Nation
May
Name
Summary
05/30/13Antonio, Jr., Johnny DavisTohono O’odham Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Aiding and Abetting Murder of Sells Man
05/29/13Martinez, Jose ArnulfoFormer Prison Staffer Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Two inmates
05/22/13Take 25 EventsU.S. Attorney Announces Take 25 Child Safety Events in Phoenix and Tucson
05/17/13Carstens, Jon PhillipPhoenix Man Sentenced to 235 Months in Federal Prison for Armed Bank Robbery
05/10/13Windley, George CalvinPhoenix Man Sentenced to 15 Years Jail for Sex-Trafficking
05/09/13Tohonnie, MarcellinaBureau of indian Education Employee Sentenced for Stealing Charity Funds Provided for Children Attending The Kaibeto Boarding School
05/07/13Adams, RexFormer Tucson Loan officer Sentenced to Prison
05/06/13Parra-Labrador_et.al.Violent Mistreatment of Illegal Aliens Results in 10 Year Sentences for Defendants
April
Name
Summary
04/25/13National Crime Victims’ Rights WeekU. S. Attorney’s office for The District of Arizona Observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
04/23/13Gatewood, JeffersonSexual Predator Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
04/23/13Kanuho, Brian DouglasNavajo Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Kidnapping
04/23/13Smith, Arthur VictorFort Mcdowell Yavapai Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sexual Abuse
04/19/13Sims, Shaneika EarlineFraudulent Tax Return Scheme Yields Prison Term
04/19/13Castillo & ZunigaSuspended Border Patrol Agents Found Guilty At Trial
04/19/13Castro-Ponce, IndalecioMethamphetamine Transport Coordinator Found Guilty At Trial
04/09/13Gutierrez, Rosa MariaNogales Woman Sentenced to 46 Months Prison for Defrauding Employer
04/08/13White, Et AlTwo Men Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking Charges
04/02/13Nez, Kelbert JayNavajo Man Sentenced to 180 Months Imprisonment for Sexual Abuse
March
Name
Summary
03/29/13Manuel, Keith PatrickGila River Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Abusive Sexual Contact
03/28/13Garcia, Curtis MichaelTohono O'odham Man Sentenced to 16-1/2 Years for Child Sexual Abuse
03/26/13Anthony, Jordan Munah Yow ChoyUtah Man Sentenced to Prison for Transportation of Another With intent to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity
03/18/13Tso, Lee KinderNavajo Man Pleads Guilty to Assault and Gun Charges
03/08/13Jimenez, FranciscoFormer Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
03/05/13Mccabe, HarryNavajo Man Sentenced to 166 Months Imprisonment for Assault with a Firearm
03/01/13Fries, Todd RussellTucson Businessman Sentenced to 151 Months for Unlawful Possession and Use of a Chemical Weapon
February
Name
Summary
02/19/13Aguilar-Ramirez, RobertoParker Man Pleads Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact With Minor Child
02/15/13Vasquez, LuisFormer Customs officer Found Guilty of Importing Over 1,200 Pounds of Marijuana into the United States from Mexico
02/13/13Teen Dating ViolenceU.S Attorney Raises Awareness on Teen Dating Violence
02/06/13Dayaye, Jr, Robert FrancisViolent Drug Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment
02/05/13Swint, Anthony KeithPhoenix Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison for Assaults on Grand Canyon Rangers
02/04/13Alvarez-Suarez, Michael A.Pascua Yaqui Teen Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Stabbing Another Man
January
Name
Summary
01/29/13Cobb, Kenneth BrianScottsdale Man Sentenced for Stealing Cacti from Public Lands
01/29/13Little, BriceColorado River Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Child Abuse
01/29/13Montana, Jalen Michael Tohono O’odham Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Killing Rival Gang Member
01/24/13Tahbo, Loren KaysangColorado River Man Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder
01/18/13Leonardo, John S.Letter to the Editor on Gun Control
01/17/13Thompson, Corleen LadawnFraudulent Tax Return Scheme Nets Prison Term
01/17/13Sumatzkuku, Jordan ReedHualapai Nation Tribal Member Sentenced to Prison for Assault on A Federal officer
01/16/13Parker, Duane KennyPeach Springs Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assaulting Police officer
01/16/13Lugo, Espiridion AdrianPennsylvania Man Sentenced to Prison for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns
01/15/13Agustin-Simon_EtalTwo Guatemalan Nationals Sentenced to A Combined 67 Years in Prison for Roles in Hostage Taking
01/08/13Pablo Sr., Martin OliverGila River Man Sentenced to more than 15 Years for Second-Degree Murder

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