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Former Security Guard Indicted on Bank Theft Charges

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March 3, 2011

WICHITA, KAN. – Jay H. Johnson, 23, Wichita, Kan., a former Loomis security guard, is charged with one count of stealing $30,000 from Bank of America and one count of stealing $50,000 from Bank of America, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 7, 2010, and Nov. 23, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Secret Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

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

Scott McAnich, 33, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute about 100 kilograms of marijuana, one count of maintaining a residence at 8406 W. Palmetto Circle for manufacturing and distributing controlled substances, one count of money laundering, and one count of bank fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2007 and 2008 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

The indictment also seeks a money judgment of $5 million, which represents the proceeds of the crimes.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine: Not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $4 million.
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years on the marijuana charge.
Maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $500,000 on the charge of maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Money laundering: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $500,000.
Bank fraud: A maximum penalty of 30 years and a fine up to $1 million.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated.

Carlos McStallworth, 39, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of bank fraud. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 12, 2007, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

The indictment alleges McStallworth submitted an application for a $704,000 home loan on the property at 2645 Bayside Court in Wichita that contained false information. The application claimed the borrower owned another home, received monthly income of $16,000, maintained $15,5000 in a bank account and had a 0 401K worth $6,000, all of which McStallworth knew was false.

If convicted he faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated.

Antonio Lucia, 35, Wichita, Kan., is charged with two counts of bank fraud and one count of identity theft. The alleged crimes occurred in 2009 and 2002 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

The indictment alleges Lucia applied for a loan of $197,600 for the purchase of 2713 W. Timbercreek Circle in Wichita using a Social Security number that did not belong to him. It also alleges he applied for a loan of $67,000 to buy 5819 E. Pembrook in Wichita using a Social Security number that did not belong to him.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty 30 years in federal prison and a fine up $1 million on each bank fraud count and a mandatory two years consecutive to other sentences and a fine up to $250,000 on the identity theft charge. The Wichita Police Department investigated.

Gary E. Krause, 62, address unknown, is charged with concealing assets in a bankruptcy. The crime is alleged to have occurred from Oct. 10, 2005, to Sept. 8, 2008, in Kansas.

The indictment alleges that Krause owed more than $3.3 million in federal income taxes when he filed for bankruptcy in October 2005. In order to conceal his assets from the government, he transferred his assets to various entities over which he exercised control and through which he was able to use funds for his personal expenses. Assets he failed to disclose include: 280 ounces of gold coins, real estate he owned, ownership interest in various companies, accounts at various investment firms and banks.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Internal Revenue Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

Phillip D. Clark, 32, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of forging $100, $50 and $20 bills, one count of possessing a counterfeit $20 bill, one count of passing counterfeit $100, $50 and $20 bills to purchase a 1988 Oldsmobile, one count of possessing a counterfeit $50 bill, and one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in September and October 2010.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each counterfeiting charge and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearms charge. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

Bennie Cullison, 43, Hutchinson, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of firearms after a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of firearms by a user of controlled substances, and one count of unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 10, 2010, in Reno County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the first two counts, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $10,000 on the shotgun charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

Anthony L. Banks, 33, Emporia, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 9, 2010, in Lyon County, Kan.

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

Travis J. Fyler, 22, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and one count of possession with intent to distribute Hydrocodone. The crime is alleged to have occurred from April 9, 2009, to March 1, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on the Oxycodone charge and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $500,000 on the Hydrocodone charge. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Mariella Flores, 31, Commerce City, Calif., and Alfredo Lopez, 20, Rialto, Calif., are charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 15, 2010, in Ellis County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $2 million. The Kansas Highway Patrol investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Jose L. Gutierrez, 48, Los Angeles, Calif., is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 6, 2011, in Thomas County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $2 million. The Kansas Highway Patrol investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Wade A. Gloston, 30, Madera, Calif, is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 25, 2011, in Ellis County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $4 million. The Kansas Highway Patrol investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Susana Alonso-Delgado, 28, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with two counts of counterfeiting immigration documents, four counts of aggravated identity theft, and two counts of counterfeiting a Social Security card. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Dec. 6, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Counterfeiting immigration documents: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years to run consecutively to any underlying sentence.
Counterfeiting a Social Security card: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Jaime Velasquez-Soto, 44, a citizen of Mexico, and Juan Valles-Montes, 46, a citizen of Mexico, are charged with one count of possession of false immigration documents, three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of transferring a false U.S. document, and one count of selling a counterfeit Social Security card. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Dec. 6, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Possession of false immigration documents: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years to run consecutively to any underlying sentence.
Transferring a false U.S. identification document: A maximum penalty of 15 years and a fine up to $250,000.
Sale of a counterfeit Social Security card: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and fine up to $250,000.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Jose Manuel Ortiz-Del Rio, 22, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of making a false claim of U.S. citizenship and one count of making a false statement to agents of Homeland Security. The alleged crimes occurred Nov. 17, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of three years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000, and a maximum penalty of five years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of making a false statement. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations 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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