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2014 News Archive

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September
Name
Summary
9/26/2014 Reed et. al. Final Member of Valley Drug Rip Crew Sentenced in Case that Resulted in a Death
9/26/2014 Collins-Avila, Luis Armando Mexicali Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Attempting to Illegally Export 6000 Rounds of Ammunition into Mexico
9/15/2014 Shrader, Gregory Lynn Oklahoma Man Found Guilty for Making a Bomb Threat Against Sheriff Joseph Arpaio
9/11/2014 Thomas, Jr., Joel Leon Former Bank Teller Sentenced to 49.5 Years Prison for "Inside Job" Bank Robberies
9/10/2014 DOJ Attorney General Recognizes District of AZ Employees
August
Name
Summary
8/25/2014 Manuel, Curtis Ray Gila River Man Sentenced to over 15 Years
8/21/2014Terry, Christopher Earl Man Sentenced to 8.5 Years in Prison for Child Abuse Occuring within Gila River Indian Community
8/18/2014 Carondelet Health Network Carondelet Health Network to Pay $35 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations Involving St. Joseph's and St. Mary's Hospitals in Tucson
8/18/2014 Villegas-Lugo, Luis Enrique Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison
8/01/2014 Dean, John Cary Marijuana Grower Sentenced to 6.5 Years
July
Name
Summary
7/29/2014Egger Et Al Four Valley Residents Sentenced to Prison for Prisoner Tax Refund Scheme
7/29/2014 Marquez, Rocky Delgado Drug Trafficker and Money Launderer Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison
7/24/2014 Tewangoitewa, Ross Stetson Hopi Man Indicted on Charges of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of Minors
7/24/2014 Nunez-Lopez, Ambrosio Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
7/24/2014 Pete, Branden Navajo Man Sentenced to 59 Years in Prison for Murder
7/17/2014 John, Willard Cibecue Man Convicted at Trial for Domestic Violence Murder
7/11/2014 Benally, Joe Arviso Jury Finds Red Valley Man Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter and Use of a Firearm in a Crime of Violence
June
Name
Summary
6/30/2014 West, Marques Glendale Man Sentenced to 160 Months for Transportation of Minor with Intent to Engage in Prostitution
6/25/2014 Take 25 Tucson U.S. Attorney Announces "Take 25" Child Safety Event in Tucson
6/19/2014 Ortiz Father, Son Each Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Operating a Multi-State Drug Trafficking Organization
6/13/2014 Eshun, Kweku Final Defendant Sentenced in 'Operation Frozen Freight'
6/10/2014 Kaska, Raphael James Peach Springs Man Sentenced to 19.5 Years in Prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse
6/10/2014 Aguilar-Ramirez, Roberto Parker Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor
6/2/2014 Anderson, Keith Deshawn Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity
May
Name
Summary
5/22/2014USA Statement-Electronic Recordings Arizona U.S. Attorney Statement- Significant Policy Shift Concerning Electronic Recording of Statements
5/13/2014 Take 25 U.S. Attorney Announces Take 25 Child Safety Event in Phoenix
5/8/2014 Gonzalez-Herrera, Rony Abimael Arkansas-Based Man, Responsible for Over 800 Illegal Aliens Smuggled into Arizona from Mexico, Sentenced to Federal Prison
5/6/2014 Smith Sr., Valance Ray Hualapai Man Sentenced to 165 Months in Prison for Domestic Violence Assaults
5/2/2014 Soto-Mendoza, Marcos Alien Smuggler Sentenced to 15 Years for Bringing in Illegal Aliens Resulting in Two Deaths
5/1/2014 Old Mouse, David Wayne Supai Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse
April
Name
Summary
4/24/2014 Fries, Lance Robert Tucson Man Sentenced to 297 Months in Prison for Producing Child Pornography
4/11/2014 Lupe, Ronald Josh Whiteriver Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Domestic Violence Assault
4/8/2014 Rigmaiden, Daniel David Defendant Called “The Hacker” by Law Enforcement Sentenced to 68 Months and Ordered to Forfeit over $470,000
4/7/2014 Zizzo & Freeman Federal Designer Drug Manufacturers and Dealers Sentenced to Imprisonment
4/1/2014 Yazzie, Henry Navajo Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing 11 Year-Old Girl
March
Name
Summary
3/31/2014 Young, Billy C. Navajo Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sexually Abusing Three Children
3/26/2014 Thomas, Jr., Joel Leon Former Bank Teller Convicted of “Inside Job” in Three Bank Robberies
3/20/2014 Mazariegos-Soto, Joel & Perez-Jovel, Walfre David New York Based Alien Smuggler and Associate Sentenced for Operating an Illegal Alien Smuggling Business in Arizona
3/19/2014 Jose, Hanson Amos Laveen Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Assaulting Police Officer
3/7/2014 Hibbler, Darvon Four Sentenced for Vee Quiva Casino Robbery Attempt
3/6/2014 Perez-Arellanez, Isabel Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 70 Years for Holding Illegal Aliens at Gun Point in Desert
3/5/2014 Escarsega, Aaron Lee Gila River Man Sentenced to 10 Years
February
Name
Summary
2/25/2014 Holmes, Ginger Louise Scott Parker Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Assault
2/18/2014 Bia, Ty Colin Navajo Man Sentenced to 204 Months in Prison for Sexual Assault of a Minor at The Boys and Girls Club
2/7/2014 Ramirez-Ortega, Hernan Honduran Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Sex Offenses Against Two Native American Females
2/6/2014 Vawa 2013 Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona to Be One of Three Tribes to Implement Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction under Vawa 2013
2/4/2014 Gomez, Margarita Tucson Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for False Return Scheme
January
Name
Summary
1/28/2014 Silva, Daniel Alberto Nogales Man Sentenced to over Three Years in Prison for Assault on Border Patrol Agents
1/28/2014 Smith, Matthew Fort Mojave Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Second-Degree Murder, Child Abuse, and Assault
1/27/2014 Ortega, Darrell Scott Tohono O'odham Man Sentenced to over 2 Years Prison for Stabbing of a Sells Man
1/23/2014 Palomares-Castro, Armando Ivan Alien Smugglers Sentenced for Transportation Resulting in a Roll Over Killing Five People
1/16/2014 Young, Billy C. Navajo Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Three Children
1/10/2014 Smith, Sr., Valance Ray Hualapai Man Found Guilty of Assault
1/9/2014 FY13 Collections District of Arizona, U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects $7,714,214.29 in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2013.

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