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Missouri Man Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge in Kansas

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Dec. 1, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Missouri man has been indicted on bank robbery charges in Kansas, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Jason Perkins, 28, Raytown, Mo., is charged with one count of armed robbery. The indictment alleges he was armed with a handgun on Nov. 8, 2011, when he robbed First National Bank, 9700 Metcalf, in Overland Park, Kan.

Perkins initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed Nov. 11, 2011, in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. The complaint alleged Perkins handed the teller a note saying he had a gun. He put the money in a white trash bag and fled the bank. Two days later, police got a tip that led them to Perkins’ apartment in Raytown. They recovered a 9 mm handgun and money from the robbery stained with dye.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI and the Overland Park Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

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


Larry Stinson, 27, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of sex trafficking. The indictment alleges he recruited a person identified in the indictment as C.C., knowing that force, fraud or coercion would be used to cause C.C. to engage in commercial sex acts. The crime is alleged to have occurred from July 2010 to Jan. 28, 2011, in Lenexa, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than life in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Lenexa Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Thomas Poppe, 61, Leawood, Kan., is charged with unlawfully identifying himself as a Certified Public Accountant on an IRS form 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. In fact his CPA licenses in Kansas and Missouri had been revoked in 2004.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Martina Carmona, 41, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of making a false statement on a passport application and one count of identity theft. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Nov. 18, 2010.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of making a false statement and a mandatory two years consecutive to other sentences on the identity theft charge. The U.S. Diplomatic Security Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Timothy Wilson, 36, Franklin County, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Sept. 8, 2011, in Franklin County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $2 million. The Ottawa Police Department, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Jesus A. Navarrete, 28, Tuscon, Ariz., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 15, 2010, in Wyandotte 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 David Zabel is prosecuting.

Jose Isabel Neri-Bautista, 22, and Rigoberto Sosa-Olvera, a citizen of Mexico, 30, are charged with transporting 17 illegal aliens by automobile in the United States, including citizens of Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. The crime is alleged to have occurred Nov. 19, 2011, in Johnson County, Kan. In addition, Sosa-Olvera is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the transportation charge. If convicted on the charge of unlawful re-entry, Sosa-Olvera faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas Highway Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

Irineo Juarez-Lopez, 49, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully transporting by automobile 10 illegal aliens including citizens of Guatemala and Mexico. The crime is alleged to have occurred Nov. 5, 2011, in Saline County, Kan. He also is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty five years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on the transportation charge. If convicted on the re-entry charges he faces a maximum penalty of two years without parole and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas Highway Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Miguel Alonzo-Chic, 34, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Nov. 15, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Juan Cortes-Castillo, 30, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of a felony and deported. He was found Nov. 15, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Gerardo Castillo-Laros, 29, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of a felony and deported. He was found Nov. 22, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Leonardo Lopez-Funes, 35, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Nov. 5, 201, in Saline County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Emeterio Larios-Calel, 24, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with one count of possession and use of false documents, three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false written statement on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form and one count of misusing a Social Security number. He was found Sept. 9, 2010, in Ford County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties;

Using false documents: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years consecutive to other sentences and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Making a false statement: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

The Ford County Sheriff and the Social Security Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson 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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