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May Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2014

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 34 indictments charging 38 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.

*          Maria Alfaro, age 21, of Omaha, 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 18, 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 18, 2012,  Alfaro misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Nondriver License No. X206043001,  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 18, 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.

*          Ayala-Estrada, Silverio, age 36, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 25, 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.

*          Elmer Baker, Jr., age 33, of Winnebago, Nebraska, is charged with resisting and interfering with a federal officer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services on or about March 22, 2014.     If convicted, he faces a maximum imprisonment of 8 years, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Donald Baker, age 54, of  Nicholasville, Kentucky; William Graham, age 36, of Lexington, Kentucky; and Jonathan Turner, age 47, of Lexington, Kentucky,  are charged with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone beginning on or about an unknown date and continuing to on or about April 24, 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.

*          Luis Alonzo Carbajal-Rodriguez, age 20, 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 June 2, 2011.    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 alleges on or about June 2, 2011,  Carbajal-Rodriguez 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 III of the Indictment charges that on or about June 2, 2011, the defendant misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Identification Card  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. 

*          Emmanuel Castro-Molino, age 21, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska , is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about May 16, 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.

*          Rodrigo Delacruz, age 27, of Fremont, Nebraska , is charged with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about May 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.

*          Jacob W. Deng, age 32, of Dakota City, Nebraska , is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine beginning on or about February 1, 2014 and continuing to on or about April 17, 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 Deng with distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about April 17, 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.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana on or about April 17, 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 IV of the Indictment charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about April 17, 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.
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 $7,400.00 in United States currency seized from the defendant on April 17, 2014, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Jose Fernandez-Landeros, age 30, of Aurora, Colorado,  is charged with  illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 19, 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.    

*          Christopher Garcia, age 29, of Gering, Nebraska, is charged with possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine on or about May 9, 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.

*          Sergio Garcia-Estrada, age 35, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 5, 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.

*          Juan Garcia-Lopez, age 27, of Omaha, 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 November 3, 2011.   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 November 3, 2011,  Garcia-Lopez misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Nondriver License No. S133115014,  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 November 3, 2011,  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.

*          Michelle Renee Harris , age 44, of Gordon, Nebraska, is charged with conversion of Social Security funds beginning in at least June, 2009 through June, 2012.  Harris made application to the Social Security Administration which allowed her to receive survivor benefit payments for the use and benefit of her daughter.  Harris received the payments but converted the payments for her own use, rather than for the benefit of her child.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Cirilo Hernandez-Hernandez, age 30, of Omaha, 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 October 7, 2011.    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 alleges on or about October 7, 2011,  Hernandez-Hernandez 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 III of the Indictment charges that on or about October 7, 2011, the defendant misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Identification Card  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. 

*          Christina Hingorani, age 28, and Tremaine Windham, age 38, of Omaha, are charged with  conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone beginning on or about January 2014 and continuing to on or about February, 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.

*          Lucio Jeronimo-Martin, age 32, of  Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 6, 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.

*          Trudie Diane Lemon, also known as Trudie Diane Bruce and Trudie Diane Miller, age 51, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged with  possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana on or about May 3, 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.

*          Rolando Lopez-Lopez, age 29, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 25, 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.

*          Maria Lucas-Jacinto, age 28, of Omaha, 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 28, 2014.   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 April 28, 2014,  Lucas-Jacinto misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Non-driver 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 April 28, 2011,  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.

*          Hector Gustavo Montoya Irias, age 46, of Hastings, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 1, 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.

*          Courtney Neitzel, age 39, of Omaha, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of 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. 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 United States currency seized from the defendant on March 31, 2014, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Jose Ortiz-Flores, age 35, of  Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about May 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.

*          Domingo Palz-Bernabe, age 26, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misuse of a Social Security Number on or about June 3, 2011.   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 alleges on or about June 3, 2011,  Palz-Bernabe 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 III of the Indictment charges that on or about June 3, 2011, the defendant misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Identification Card  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 IV of the Indictment charges that on or about May 15, 2014  the defendant is charged with illegal reentry into the United States 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.

*          Oswaldo Pavon-Garcia, age 26, of Omaha, 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 15, 2010.   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 April 15, 2010,  Pavon-Garcia misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Non-driver 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 April 15, 2010,  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.

*          Miguel Pedro-Gregorio, age 36, 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 February 18, 2010.   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 alleges on or about February 18, 2010,  Pedro-Gregorio 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 III of the Indictment charges that on or about February 18, 2010, the defendant misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Identification Card  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. 

*          Gerardo Rafael-Antonio, age 31, of  McCook, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 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.

*          Benito Rodriguez-Leon, age 39, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 21, 2014, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment,  a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Pablo Rodriguez, age 39, of Omaha, is charged with distribution and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine on or about May 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.
Count II alleges that on or about May 2, 2014, the defendant possessed a DPMS AR-15 rifle during, in relation to, and in furtherance of the drug trafficking offense alleged in Count I. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence, a 3 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 United States currency seized from the defendant on May 2, 2014, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Martin Silva-Bravo, age 24, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 27, 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 Tercero-Jacinto is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misuse of a Social Security Number on or about April 28, 2011.    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 alleges on or about April 28, 2011,   Tercero-Jacinto 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.    
*          Maria Torres, age 43, 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 28, 2011.    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 alleges on or about July 28, 2011,  Torres 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 III of the Indictment charges that on or about July 28, 2011, the defendant misused a Social Security Card and a State of Missouri Identification Card  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. 

*          Jose Luis Ulloa, age 42, and Diane Renee Holbrook, also known as Diane Renee Grandel, Diane Renee Sheltraw and Diane Renee Perdue, age 42, of York, Nebraska, are charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine between on or about January 1, 2012, and on or about February 28, 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.

*          Cecilio Hector Vicente-Vicente, age 30, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misuse of a Social Security Number on or about January 7, 2011.    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 alleges on or about January 7, 2011,   Vicente-Vicente 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.    

*          Alberto Victorino-Juarez is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misuse of a Social Security Number on or about August 26, 2011.    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 alleges on or about August 26, 2011,   Victorino-Juarez 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.    

 

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