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August Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 28 indictments charging 29 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.

*          Antoinette Blackfish, age 22, of Winnebago, Nebraska, is charged with assaulting a Police Officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on or about July 24, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years  supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.

*          Latosha A. Bolton, also known as LaTosha A. Harlan,  age 46, of Omaha, Nebraska ,  is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges from on or about November 1993 and continuing through April, 2013, the defendant caused to be sent and delivered by the United States Postal Service a United States Treasury check based on false representations.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 20 years, a fine of $250,000, 3 years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment alleges that on or about August 2008 and continuing thru on or about April 2013 the defendant stole money of the Social Security Administration by obtaining SSI payments to which she was not entitled.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, 3 years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Adolfo Chavez, age 52, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 31, 2013,  following deportation as a felon.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Alex Isidro Cubas-Reyes, age 26, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 23, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Albert Dansby, age 59, of Beaumont, Texas, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count 1 of the Indictment charges the defendant with bank robbery of US Bank, 1700 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, on or about July 24, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with bank robbery of Bank of the West, 1921 Harney Street, Omaha, Nebraska, on or about August 9, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with escape from federal custody on or about July 18, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*             Vicente De Lao-Olvera, also known as Gordo, age 24, and Jose Pablo Bojorquez-Quevedo, also known as Nitro, age 57 are  charged in a seven-count indictment. Count I alleges that beginning at an unknown time but at least as early as on or about August 1, 2013 and continuing to on or about August 2, 2013, the defendants conspired together and with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 10 years and up to life, a $10 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.   Count II alleges that on or about August 2, 2013, the defendants possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 10 years and up to life, a $10 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III alleges that on or about March 20, 2013, Vicente De Lao-Olvera, also known as Gordo, did distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 10 years and up to life, a $10 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.  Counts IV, V, VI and VII allege that on or about April 8, 2013, on or about May 17, 2013, on or about June 12, 2013, and on or about June 27, 2013, Vicente De Lao-Olvera, also known as Gordo, did knowingly distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of 20 years, a $1 million fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for each count. The indictment also alleges any and all property constituting or derived from any proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of the violations alleged in the indictment, including but not limited to:  $154,730.00 in United States currency, 4 vehicles, 5 firearms, and ammunition, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Daniel Fuentes-Garcia,  age 28, of Imperial,  Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 9, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Carlos Efrain Gallegos-Ruiz, age 31, of Lexington, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 23, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Juan Huerta-Navarrete,  age 42, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 1, 2013, following deportation as an aggravated felon.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Milton J. LaRose, also known as Milton J. Drappeau, age 25, of Winnebago, Nebraska, is charged with assaulting a Police Officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on or about July 11, 2013.   If convicted, he faces a maximum imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.

*          Carlos Enrique Lopez-Hernandez, age 32, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 6, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Miguel Lucas-Bernabe, age 46, of Crete, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 7, 2013,  following deportation as a felon.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Susana Mendez Jimenez, age 28, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misuse of a Social Security Number on or about April 7, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 5 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment alleges on or about April 7, 2013, Mendez Jimenez  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 imprisonment of 5 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges that on or about April 7, 2013, Mendez Jimenez misused a Social Security Card and a State of Nebraska Identification Card knowing that said documents were not issued lawfully for his use.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 5 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Luis Enrique Miramontes-Arteaga, age 19, is charged with distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of 20 years, a $1 million fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jorge Armando Moran-Aceituno, age 38, of Fremont, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 6, 2013, following deportation as a felon.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Fulgencio Morente-Tino, age 25, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 10, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Gerardo Ortiz-Reyes , age 31, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 18, 2013, following deportation as an aggravated felon.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Arnoldo Perez-Melchor, age 32, of Omaha, 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 August 9, 2013, following deportation as a felon.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with failure to register as a Sex Offender in the State of Nebraska on or about August 9, 2013.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Ramon Perez-Rea, age 32, of  Kearney, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 19, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*             Davaughn Richard Lavell Perkins, age 23, of Omaha, Nebraska,  is charged with possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base on or about July 23, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years and up to 40 years,  $5 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. The indictment also alleges any and all property constituting or derived from any proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of the violation alleged in the indictment, including but not limited to:  $472.00 in United States currency,  should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Lino Margarito Quintana-Morales , also known as Lino B. Prieto, approximately 30 years old, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 16, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jose Sanchez Gamez , age 34, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 27, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Abel Sinfuegos-Aguirre, also known as Abel Martinez Aguirre, also known as Abel Martinez Guerra , age 35, of Jacinto City, Texas, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 1, 2013, following deportation as an aggravated felon.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Azucena Reyes, age 35, of Sioux City, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with assault with a dangerous weapon on or about June 22, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges Reyes with criminal mischief on or about June 22, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 1 year, a fine of $100,000, 1 year supervised release, and a $25 special assessment.

*             Joseph H. Ronquillo, also known as Kilo, also known as Kenino, age 21, is charged in a two-count Indictment. Count I alleges that on or about July 23, 2013, the defendant possessed with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years and up to 40 years, a $5 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Count II alleges that on or about July 23, 2013, the defendant possessed a Taurus 1911 pistol in furtherance of the drug trafficking offense alleged in Count I. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years and up to life to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, a $250,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. The indictment also alleges any and all property constituting or derived from any proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of the violations alleged in the indictment, including,  but not limited to $3,536.25 in United States currency seized from the defendant on July 23, 2013, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Jesus Ruiz-Izaguirre,  age 38, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 5, 2013, following deportation as an aggravated felon.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Marcos Francisco Vasquez-Gomez, age 35, of Fremont, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 23, 2013, after deportation or removal.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

   *       Patricia Walker-Halstead, age 67, of Omaha, is charged with 11 counts of wire fraud as a result of her alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud a client of her business, Walker Investigations.  The indictment alleges Walker-Halstead convinced a client who feared she was being stalked to give her money in exchange for providing security services.  It is alleged Walker-Halstead falsely represented she had conducted an investigation yielding evidence sufficient to take the stalker to court.  The indictment also alleges that Walker-Halstead told the client that she was working with a Captain with the Nebraska State Patrol and, further, that the Captain was a potential romantic suitor for the client.  At various times Walker-Halstead represented that the Captain, (reportedly named “Scott), needed money for various purposes and asked the client to send her money which she would, in turn, give to “Scott.”  In fact, according to the indictment, “Scott” did not exist and Walker-Halstead did not provide the services she represented she had performed.  According to the indictment Walker-Halstead obtained approximately $856,080.22 from the client through her alleged misrepresentations.  It is alleged Walker-Halstead used the money to make personal purchases and to pay for her personal gambling expenditures.  Each of the wire fraud counts is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both, along with a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.  The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of  a 2012 GMC Terrain and the contents of a bank account in the name of Walker Investigations. 

 

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