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Eudora Man Charged
With Failing to Register as Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Dec. 22, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Gustave Wilhelm Brune, 32, Eudora, Kan., is charged with failing to register as a sex offender as required by federal law. The crime is alleged to have occurred Nov. 30, 2011, in Douglas County, Kan.

The indictment alleges that in 2001 he was convicted in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., on a charge of possessing pornography and ordered to served a 27-month prison sentence.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.


OTHER INDICTMENTS

A grand jury meeting in Kansas City, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

Antonio Medina-Alvarez, 40, is charged with two counts of distributing cocaine and one count of distributing methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in July and November 2011 in Dodge City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million on each of the cocaine charges, and not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million on the methamphetamine charge. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

Christopher Allen Cook, 39, Raytown, Mo., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Sept. 19, 2011, in Miami County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting.

Juan Abel Menchaca-Valdes, 42, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of a felony an deported. He was found Dec. 7, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Gabriel Berumen, 43, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Dec. 8, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Karla Bernice Ruiz-Guerrero, 26, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of a felony and deported. He was found Dec. 1, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Gilberto Tovar, 61, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Dec. 14, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Andrea Moore, 46, Topeka, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred July 30, 2011, in Emporia, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Emporia Police Department investigated. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

 

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