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June Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 23 indictments charging 28 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.

* Fernando Aguilar-Perez, age 28, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 4, 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.

* Jason Armstrong, age 35, and Tamika Payne, age 34, both of Omaha, Nebraska, are charged in a seven-count Indictment. Count I of the Indictment charges both defendants with conspiracy to commit mail fraud by submitting fraudulent applications for benefits in the names of clients of the Nebraska Aids Project beginning on or about January 1, 2009, to on or about November 9, 2012. The maximum penalty for this count includes imprisonment of 5 years, a fine of $250,000, 3 years supervised release, and a special assessment of $100. Counts II thru VII alleges that on or about March 15, 2011 thru on or about May 30, 2012 the defendents caused checks to be issued in response to the fraudulent applications and sent through the United States mails to fraudulent landlord or property management companies they had created. The maximum possible penalty for these counts include imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

* Mateo Chay Citalan , age 32, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 11, 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.

* Camacho-Perez, Alejandro, age 30, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 26, 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.

* Mark Fhuere, age 50, of Grand Island, is charged in the first count of an indictment with receipt and distribution of child pornography from at least on or about May 1, 2011, and continuing to on or about May 29, 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. Fhuere is charged in Count II with possession of child pornography from on or about May 29, 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 this violation should be forfeited to the United States. 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:
a. One computer
b. One hard drive
should be forfeited to the United States.

* Osvin Javier Garcia-Cerrato , age 21, is charged with distribution of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine on or about March 14, 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.

* David Garcia-Colimote, age 31, of Lexington, 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 includes imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

* Melfin Arcinio Garcia-Olivares , age 29, is charged in a two count indictment. Count I alleges that on or about December 28, 2011, 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 4 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Count II alleges that on or December 30, 2011, 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 4 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

* Alejandrino Gutierrez-Castellanos, age 52, of Madison, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 27, 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.

* Salvador Hernandez-Estrada, age 25, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 24, 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.

* Marcus Jefferson, age 37, of Omaha, is charged in a two count indictment. Count 1 alleges that on or about August 1, 2010 and continuing until on or about September 26, 2012 the defendant possessed a .32 Smith and Wesson revolver after having been convicted of a felony. The maximum possible penalty for this count is imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, followed by a term of supervised release of 3 years, and a special assessment of $100. Count II of the indictment alleges on or about September 26, 2012, the defendant possessed ammunition after having been convicted of a felony. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

* Johnny P. Jones, age 23, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about May 29, 2013. The maximum penalty for this count is imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.

* Jeffery Scott Kydney, age 26, of Niobrara, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about May 27, 2013. The maximum penalty for this count is imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.

* Diego Mejia-Aguilar of Omaha is charged with document fraud for selling forged and counterfeit Social Security Cards. The maximum possible penalty for this count includes imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

* Teodoro Molina-Navarrete, age 41, of Schuyler, Nebraska , is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 30, 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.

* Jorge Munoz-Roman, age 23; Froilan Cuevas, age 20; Luis Vallejo, age 31 and Luis Meza-Galvez, age 19, are charged in a four count indictment. Count I alleges that beginning on or about March 2013, and continuing to on or about May 24, 2013, the defendants Munoz-Roman, Vallejo, and Meza-Galvez 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 beginning on or about March 2013 and continuing to on or about May 24, 2013, defendant Froilan Cuevas conspired with others to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not more than 20 years, a $2 million fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count III alleges that on or about May 23, 2013, Meza-Galvez, possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less 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 May 23, 2013, Luis Vallejo possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less 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 any and all property constituting or derived from any proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of the violations alleged in the indictment should be forfeited to the United States, including but not limited to:
a. $396.00 in United States currency seized from the person of Jorge Munoz-Ramon on May 23, 2013;
b. $226.00 in United States currency seized from the person of Froilan Cuevas on May 23, 2013;
c. $772.00 and $4,000.00 in United States currency seized from the apartment at 4131 S. 25th Street, #12 on May 23, 2013; and
d. $4,000.00, $727.00 and $680.00 in United States currency seized from Luis Vallejo.

* Francisco Victor Ramon, age 34, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 18, 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.

* Luke Ross, age 27, and Robert Abbott, age 27, are charged in a four count indictment. Count I alleges that beginning on or about November 2012, and continuing to on or about May 22, 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 includes 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 May 22, 2013, Luke Ross 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. Count III of the indictment alleges Roger Abbott , distributed a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine on or about May 9, 2013. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of up to 20 years, a $2 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Count IV alleges that on or about May 9, 2013, Roger Abbott possessed a Beta Arms 9mm handgun 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 violations alleged in the indictment should be forfeited to the United States, including but not limited to:
a. $563.00 in United States currency seized from the person of Roger Abbott on May 9, 2013;
b. $8,326.00 in United States currency seized from the person of Luke Ross on May 22, 2013;
c. A bronze 2006 Jeep Commander VIN # 1J8HG58286C302444, driven and owned by Luke Ross.

* Rogelio Sotelo-Arizmendi, age 26, of Nampa, Idaho, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 4, 2013, following deportation as an aggravated felon. The maximum possible penalty if convicted includes imprisonment of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

* Daniel Stratman, age 23, of Lincoln, is charged in a twelve count indictment. Counts I and II allege that on or about March 23, 2013 and on or about March 24, 2013, Stratman knowingly caused the transmission of a program, information, code, and command, and, as a result of such conduct, intentionally caused damage without authorization to a protected computer, to wit, the University of Nebraska and Nebraska State College Systems computer systems. The maximum possible penalty for these counts includes imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, followed by a term of supervised release of 3 years, and a special assessment of $100. Counts III through XII of the indictment allege that on various dates the defendant intentionally exceeded authorized access to a computer, and thereby obtained information from a protected computer. The maximum possible penalty for each count includes
imprisonment of 1 year, a $100,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

Manuel Vidal-Gomez, age 30, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 23, 2012, 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.
Contact Criminal Chief Jan Sharp at 402-661-3700 for further information.
* Cesar Verdusco-Lugo, age 39, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 6, 2013, following deportation as a felon. The maximum possible penalty if convicted includes imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

* Matthew Wedlock , age 25, of Omaha, is charged with conspiring with others beginning on or about December, 2011 and continuing to on or about December, 2012, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone, a Schedule II narcotic controlled substance. The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of up to 20 years, a $1,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.


 

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