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April Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2014

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 36 indictments charging 41 defendants. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

*          Salomon Acevedo-Sanchez, age 55, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 13, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Cecilio Aguilera-Villafana, age 32, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 30, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Brigido A. Angeles, age 59, of Springlake, Minnesota, is charged with possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about February 7, 2014. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Braulio Arizmendiz-Contreras, a/k/a Carlos Arizmendiz-Salido, a/k/a Miguel Rivera, age 42, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with  illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 9, 2014,  following deportation as an aggravated felon. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Arizmendiz-Contreras with possession with a firearm by a prohibited person on or about April 9, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with alien in possession of a firearm on or about April 9, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 years term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  

*          Jesus Avalos-Colimote, age 38, of Lexington, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 5, 2014, following deportation as a felon. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Esteban Barajas-Medina, age 27, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 2, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years  imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Quantal Blake, age 27, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with bank robbery of Bank of the West, on or about February 4, 2014.  The  maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Blake with attempting to enter Premier Bank with the intent to commit a bank robbery on or about March 20, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with bank robbery of First Westroads Bank, on or about March 20, 2014.  The maximum penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Alfonso Camarena-Soriano,  age 43, of  Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 11, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jose L. Castillo-Mendez, age 33, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Counts I and II of the Indictment charge the defendant with assaulting two officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on or about March 20, 2014.   If convicted, he faces a maximum imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for each count. 

*          Melissa S. Clinton, age 35, of McCook, Nebraska, is charged with possession with intent to distribute  methamphetamine on or about April 1, 2014. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment , a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Leonardo De La Rosa, age 32, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 6, 2013,  following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment , a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges De La Rosa with illegal alien in possession of a firearm on or about April 6, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.   

*          Alberto Favila-Cervantes, age 31; Uriel Ivan Iribe-Ortiz, age 30; Ivan Trujillo-Cruz, age 24; and David Acosta, age 35, are charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendants conspired together and with others to distribute and possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine beginning on or about March 27, 2014 and continuing to on or about April 22, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II of the Indictment charges Acosta with distributing a mixture or substance containing  methamphetamine on or about April 22, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges Favila-Cervantes, Iribe-Ortiz and Trujillo-Cruz with possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about April 22, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment,  a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Amy N. Fisher, age 41, of Papillion, Nebraska, is charged with embezzlement from the Bank of the West.  Between on or about September 4, 2012 and continuing to on or about March 26, 2014, the defendant allegedly embezzled approximately $136,000 for her own personal benefit.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 30 years imprisonment, a fine of $1,000,000, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.

*          Alejandro Garcia De Jesus, age 28, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 8, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Ricardo Garcia De Jesus,  age 30, of  Bellevue, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 8, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years  imprisonment,  a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jose Antonio Garcia, age 25, of Palmdale, California, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine beginning on or about April 3, 2014 and continuing to on or about April 22, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Juan Carlos Garcia-Gamino, age 26, of Lincoln, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Counts I thru III  of the Indictment charge the defendant with distribution of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about December 27, 2013, on or about January 7, 2014 and on or about January 31, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for each count. Count IV of the Indictment charges Garcia Gamino with possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about April 4, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,00  fine, a 5 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          William L. Gienger, age 48, of Omaha, is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on or about March 31, 2014. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Severo Hernandez-Hernandez, age 30, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 14, 2014, following deportation as a felon. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Aaron James Jackson, age 28, of Lincoln, is charged with harboring a fugitive on or between March 20, 2014 and April 4, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Ricardo Losada-Hernandez, age 38, of Fremont, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 15, 2014, following deportation as a felon. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Fernando Martinez, also known as Silent, age 26, is charged with possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about March 11, 2014. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Alejandro Memije-Fuentes, also known as Hilario Leandro Memije-Fuentes, age 33, of Santa Anna, California; Javier Gomez Zambrano, age 20, of Santa Anna, California, and Miguel Davalos Gomez, age 22, of Costa Mesa, California, are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine between on or about April 3, 2014 and on or about April 22, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Luis Armando Morena-Ayala, also known as Ramon Lopez-Rocha, also known as Cho Cho, age 34, of Omaha, is charged in Count I of the indictment with receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography from on and before September 30, 2014.  If convicted, the maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years or more than 20 years, a fine of $250,000, supervised release for life, and a $100 special assessment. The defendant is charged in Count II of the Indictment with possession of child pornography on or about February 11, 2014. The maximum possible penalty for this count is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for life, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Luis Armando Moreno-Ayala, also known as Ramon Lopez-Rocha, also known as Cho Cho, age 34, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about November 6, 2013, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Antonia Noyola-Diaz, age 22, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Counts I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misuse of a Social Security Number on or about July 8, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 26, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count III of the Indictment alleges on or about July 8, 2013, Noyola-Diaz made a false statement and claimed to be a United States citizen with the intent to receive Federal and State benefits and to be employed in the United States.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV of the Indictment charges that on or about July 8, 2013, the defendant  misused a Social Security Card and a State of Nebraska Operator’s License knowing that said documents were not issued lawfully for his use.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment , a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Shannon Pohlmeier, age 43, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Counts I thru III  of the Indictment charge the defendant with distribution of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about January 22, 2014, on or about January 27, 2014 and on or about March 6, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for each count. Count IV of the Indictment charges Pohlmeier with possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about March 6, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 5 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jose Ponce-Ramos, age 27, of  Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 8, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years  imprisonment,  a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Esteban Riveros-Morgado, age 35, is charged with misuse of a social security card knowing that said document was not issued lawfully for his use.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years  imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Bacilio Rodriguez-Tapia, age 45, of  Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 1, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years  imprisonment,  a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Levi Sanderson, age 25, of  Kearney, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with manufacturing a controlled substance which created a substantial risk of harm to human life on or about December 13, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Sanderson with possession and distribution of pseudoephedrine, a listed chemical, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe it would be used to manufacture  methamphetamine on or about December 31, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Ottoniel Silva-Avalos, age 25, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 28, 2014, following deportation as a felon. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, age 23, of Sacramento, California, is charged with interference with a flight crew member on or about April 13, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Victor Tercero-Jacinto, age 31, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 28, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Alfonso Vargas-Zacarias, age 22, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 19, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Agnes Wood, age 56, of Omaha, is charged with embezzlement of funds from the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska on or about October 7, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year team of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

 

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