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Federal Indictment: Topeka Man
Possessed Molotov Cocktail

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May 2, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. – Thomas Hays Stillings, 23, who is being held in the Shawnee County Jail, is charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device containing a flammable liquid, commonly called a “Molotov Cocktail.” The crime is alleged to have occurred March 20, 2012 in Shawnee County.

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




OTHER INDICTMENTS

Sandra Gwen Korb, 67, Overland Park, Kan., is charged with one count of Social Security fraud and two counts of theft of government funds. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from 1993 to 2007 in Burr Oak, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the Social Security fraud charge and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the other two counts. The Social Security Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

Nathaniel Don Armstrong, 36, residence unknown, is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in March 2012 in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorne Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Fidel Hernandez-Jaracuaro, 42, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found April 4, 2012, in Geary County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Jorge Antonio Rodriguez-Martinez, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found April 5, 2012, in Douglas County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Rigoberto Gamboa-Vasquez, 36, 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 April 19, 2012, in Wyandotte 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.

Jesus Manuel Felix-Lopez, 26, Kansas City, Kan., and Julio Alfonzo Soto-Barraza, 26, Kansas City, Kan., are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred April 6, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $10 million. The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton is prosecuting.

Enrique Ayala-Prado, 37, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found April 24, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Enforcement 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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