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July Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 24 indictments charging 32 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.

*          Jacqueline Alba, age 31, of Omaha, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine on or about November 2, 2012. 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.

*          Dominic D. Alicea, age 36, of Bellevue, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine on or about April 16, 2013. 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.

*          Justin T. Boe, age 26, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about May 21, 2013. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Lee Cary, age 34, of Omaha, is charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute gamma-butyrolactone, also known as “GBL”, a controlled substance analogue. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of 20 years, a $1 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jesus Gomez, age 31, Marcial Corona, age 21, Daniel Alberto, also known as Daniel Padilla-Rodriguez, age 19, Rachel Galvan, age 28, and Alexander Studer, age 26, are charged in a two count indictment. Count I alleges that beginning on an unknown date, but at least as early as November 1, 2012, and continuing to on or about March 9, 2013, the defendants conspired together and with others to distribute and possess with intent to 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. Count II alleges that on or about, March 8, 2013, the defendants possessed with intent to 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.

*          Salvador Gonzalez-Luna, age 47, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 23, 2013, following deportation as an aggravated felon. The maximum possible penalty if convicted includes imprisonment of 20 years, a fine of $250,000, followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

*          Zenon Gutierrez-Reyes, age 28, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 2, 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.

*          Francisco Mateo Juan, age 43, of Madison, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 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.

*          Paul Brooks Leetch, age 35, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about June 6, 2013. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100. 

*          Yohan Noe Lopez-Acosta, age 27, Edgar Herberto Rodriguez-Morales, age 37, Juan Carlos Vargas-Garcia, age 35, all of Omaha, and Carlos Armando Corona-Sanchez, age 26, of Downey, California, are charged in a four count indictment. Count I alleges that beginning on or about November 27, 2012, and continuing to on or about July 16, 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 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 II alleges that on or about July 15, 2013, Yohan Noe Lopez-Acosta 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 July 16, 2013, Edgar Herberto Rodriguez-Morales 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 IV alleges that on or about July 16, 2013, Juan Carlos Vargas-Garcia 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. The indictment also alleges $17,400.00 in United States currency seized on July 16, 2013, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Jennifer Lovings, age 36, is charged in a five count indictment. Count I alleges that beginning on an unknown date, but at least as early as November 1, 2012, and continuing to on or about March 9, 2013, the defendant conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to 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 II, III, and IV allege that on or about January 30, February 5, and February 20, 2013, the defendant distributed 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty for each count 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 V alleges that on or about March 8, 2013, the defendant possessed with intent to 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.

*          Alejandro Nieves-Osorio, age 31, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 12, 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.

*          Hugo Ortega-Romero, age 35, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 29, 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.

*          Michael Peitzmeier, age 48, of Fremont, is charged in a two count indictment. Count I alleges that from on or about October 18, 2011, through and including to on or about June 10, 2013, the defendant  converted to his own use funds or property having a value in excess of $1,000, which came into his hands or under his control as an employee of the United States Postal Service. The maximum possible penalty includes imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II alleges that from on or about October 18, 2011, through and including to on or about June 10, 2013, the defendant, while an employee of the United States Postal Service and charged with the duty of receiving, holding, and paying over monies to and on behalf of the United States Postal Service made a false report of such monies. The maximum possible penalty includes imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Lawrence Pyle, age 30, of Omaha, is charged in a two count indictment. Count I alleges that on or about June 11, 2013, the defendant distributed 5 grams or more of actual 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 June 20, 2013, the defendant possessed with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual 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.

*          Jeffrey Ritchison, age 28, of Omaha, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about June 13, 2013. The maximum possible penalty for this count is imprisonment of 15 years, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100. 

*          Javier Rochin-Rochin and Uriel Guadalupe Chaparro-Acosta, are charged with conspiring together and with others to possess and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine beginning on an unknown date but at least from June 26, 2013, and continuing to June 27, 3013. 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. The indictment also alleges $49,944.00 in United States currency seized on June 27, 2013, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          David B. Romanski, age 39, of Lincoln, is charged in the first count of an indictment with receipt and distribution of child pornography from at least on or about October 8, 2008, and continuing to on or about May 18, 2013. If convicted, the maximum possible penalty includes 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 with possession of child pornography on or about May 24, 2013. The maximum possible penalty for this count includes imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for life, and a $100 special assessment. The indictment also alleges property used or intended to be used as part of these violations should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Pedro Salgado-Ocampo, age 33, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 2, 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.

*          Victor Sandoval-Venosa, age 34, 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.

*          Martin Tovar-Garcia, age 41, is charged in a two count indictment. Count I alleges that beginning on or about June 1, 2012, and continuing to on or about March 14, 2013, the defendant conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual 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 March 14, 2013, the defendant possessed with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual 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.

*          Armando Velasquez-Ramirez, age 32, of Gering, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 28, 2013, after deportation or removal. The maximum possible penalty if convicted includes imprisonment of 2 years, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.     

*          Chet Lee West, age 56, of Nebo, North Carolina, is charged in a three count indictment. Count I charges the defendant with tax evasion for calendar year 2007. Count II charges the defendant with tax evasion for calendar year 2008. Count III charges the defendant with tax evasion for calendar year 2009. The maximum possible penalty for each count includes imprisonment of 5 years, a fine of $250,000, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Stephen J. Wilson, age 31, of Bellevue, Nebraska, is charged with failure to register as a Sex Offender in the State of Nebraska from on or about May 7, 2013, and continuing until June 13, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty for this count is imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, a term of supervised release for life, and a special assessment of $100.

 

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