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Kansas City Man Indicted
In Five Bank Robberies

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April 19, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City man has been charged in five bank robberies, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Charles E. Shaw, 54, Kansas City, Mo., is charge with five counts of bank robbery, two counts of brandishing a firearm during robberies and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

The indictment alleges the following:
– On Oct. 19, 2010, Shaw robbed the Kaw Valley State Bank at 1944 N. Topeka Boulevard in Topeka.
– On Nov. 24, 2010, Shaw robbed the Main Street Credit Union at 1609 S. 4th Street in Leavenworth, Kan.
– On Feb. 14, 2011, Shaw robbed the Citizens National Bank at 601 Delaware Street in Leavenworth.
– On Dec. 30, 2011, Shaw robbed the Educational Credit Union at 901 Topeka Boulevard in Topeka.
– On Feb. 9, 2012, Shaw attempted once again to rob the educational Credit Union at 901 Topeka Boulevard in Topeka.

Shaw initially was charged in U.S. District Court in February with the attempted robbery at the Educational Credit Union. Those charges are included in the new indictment.

If convicted, Shaw faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each of three bank robbery counts, and a maximum penalty of 25 years and a fine up to $250,00 on each of the other two bank robbery counts; a penalty of not less than seven years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on each charge of brandishing a gun during a robbery; a penalty of not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than life on the charge of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence after a felony conviction. The Topeka Police and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Joshua Sexton, 27, is charged with assaulting a Deputy U.S. Marshal. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 28, 2010, in Lawrence, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of eight years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug is prosecuting.

Gustave Wilhelm Brune, 32, Eudora, Kan., is charged in a superseding indictment with one count of failing to register as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction; and one count of accessing a Web site with the intent to view child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times in 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Douglas County, Kan.

Brune initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed in December in U.S. District Court in Topeka.

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. Marshal Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Bryce Morlang, 32, Kansas City, Kan., and Krystle Morgan, 25, Kansas City, Kan., are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of distributing heroin and one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Nov. 14, 2011, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each of the heroin counts and a penalty of not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearms charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Mario Ulises Moreno-Ayala, 24, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of a felony and deported. He was found Dec. 29, 2011, in Johnson 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 investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Alvaro Delgado Gonzalez, 37, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of a felony and deported. He was found March 27, 2012, in Geary County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Bobby W. Seigler, 28, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Jan. 20, 2012, 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Martin Humberto Gastelum-Ibarra, 25, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after having been deported. He was found April 2, 2012, in Wabaunsee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

Francisco Hernandez-Sanchez, 36, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found March 29, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

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

Derrick Leon Parscal, 27, Wichita, Kan., and Matthew R. Decker, 27, Wichita, Kan., are charged with one count of making a false statement on an application for a U.S. passport and one count of aggravated identity theft. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 10, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.
If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000, and a mandatory two years to run consecutively to other sentences and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Dept. of State Diplomatic Security Service and the U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Corli Dario Gonzalez-Lopez, 21, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of using a false document to work in the United States, three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false statement on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form, and one count of misusing a Social Security account number. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2007 and 2009 in Ford County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Using a false document: A maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison 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 $2250,000 on each count.
Making a false statement on an I-9 form: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.
Misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Francisco Lopez-Llanes, 40, Wichita, Kan., and Sergio Padilla-Rios, 38, Wichita, Kan., are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 30, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million. The Wichita Police Department 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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