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July Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2014

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 25 indictments charging 27 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.

*          Filimon Abarca-Gallardo, age 33, of Ralston, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 16, 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.

*          Carlos Barrios-Perez, age 41, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 11, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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.

*          Eric-Arnaud Benjamin Briere De L’Isle,  age 32, of Atlanta, Georgia,  is charged with intent to defraud and possession of 15 or more counterfeit and unauthorized access devices on or about June 20,  2014.  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.

*          James M. Brunzo, Jr., age 48, of Omaha, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about June 23, 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. 

*          Adam M. Crom, age 28, of Bellevue, Nebraska, is charged with distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about July 1, 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.

*          Melissa S. Edwards, age 41, of Sioux City, Iowa, is charged with theft of government money and property.  The defendant allegedly converted to her own use more than $150,000 of currency and property from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.   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.

*          Amancio Estrada-Martias, age 48, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 25, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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.

*          Jose Angel Felix Gurrola, age 34, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine on or about July 2, 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. 

*          Jerrell D. Jackson, age 25; of Omaha, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about March 28, 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.

*          Mario Alberto Jimenez-Becerril , age 49, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 3, 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.

*          Breidi Josue, also known as Breidi Gonzalez-Canaca, age 27,  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 July 27, 2012.    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 that on or about July 27, 2012, Josue misused a Social Security Card and a State of Nebraska non driver’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.  Count III of the Indictment alleges on or about July 27, 2012,  the defendant 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.

*          James C. Lebo, age 45, of Lincoln, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with receipt and distribution of child pornography from at least on or about December 1, 2013, to on or about June 18, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine,  supervised release for life, and a $100 special assessment.  Lebo is charged in Count II with possession of child pornography from on or about June 8, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment,  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 this violation should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Juan Reynaldo Medina-Parra, also known as Eliseo Medina-Garcia, age 37, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin from an unknown date but at least as early as May 2012, and continuing to in or about October 2012.  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 Medina-Parra with money laundering from an unknown date but at least as early as May 2012, and continuing to in or about October 2012.  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.

*          Pedro Mejia-Guardado, age 30, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 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.

*          Victor Pascual-Villa, age 27; Jose Erives-Rios, age 24; and Amber Hughes, age 32 are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine beginning on or about July 1, 2013, and continuing to on or about June 4, 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 alleges that on or about June 4, 2014, Pascual-Villa possessed a North American Arms Guardian .380 firearm, during and in relation to, and 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 violation alleged in Count I of the indictment, or property used to facilitate the violation, including but not limited to $9,045.00 in United States currency should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Froilan Penaloza-Gutierres, also known as Horacio Lozano-Gutierrez,  age 31, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 3, 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.

*          Cesar Reyes-Garcia,  age 25, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 15, 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.

*          David Roberts, age, 41, of Omaha, is charged with ten counts of wire fraud from at least June, 2011, and continuing through at least February, 2012.  It is alleged that Roberts fraudulently received checks purported to be payments for purchases for services and products, in the approximate amount of $91,669.81  The maximum possible penalty for each of these counts if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Salvador Sanchez-Barron,  age 28, of Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about December 16, 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.

*         Paul M. Tegeler,  age 67, of Lexington, Nebraska, is charged with coercion and online enticement of a minor on or about April 23, 2014, and continuing until May 3, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, 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 this violation should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Luciano Tobar-Tobar,  age 42, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 15, 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.

*          Randall W. Toothaker, age 57, of Lincoln, is charged with theft of Government property from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs on July 26, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Bernard Randolph Turner, Jr., is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about June 13, 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.

*          Francisco Vasquez-Chavez, age 43, of Fremont, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 10, 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.

*          Hugo Vicente-Vicente, age 29, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 17, 2013, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

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