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November Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 22 indictments charging 24 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.

*          Marlon Adid-Meza , age 32, of Omaha, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 11, 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.

*          Michelle Adkins, age 42, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges Adkins with embezzling funds from the Plattsmouth Post Office on or about April 4, 2013 through on or about May 31, 2013, in an amount in excess of $1000.00.  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 of the Indictment charges the defendant with making a false report relating to funds received at the post office during the same time period. 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.

*          Pablo Alvaro-Silos, age 37, of South Sioux City, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 13, 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.

*          Gilberto Antonio Baltazar, age 42, of Omaha, 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 January 9, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty for this count is imprisonment of 5 years, a fine of $250,000, 3 years supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.  Count II of the Indictment alleges on or about January 9, 2013, Baltazar made a false statement claiming to be a United States citizen with the intent to receive Federal and State benefits or to otherwise obtain employment  in the United States.  The maximum possible penalty for this count is imprisonment of 5 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment alleges that on or about January 9, 2013, Baltazar 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 for this count is imprisonment of 5 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV of the Indictment charges the defendant with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 17, 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.

*          Christopher D. Brackett, age 36, of Bellevue, Nebraska, is charged with transportation of child pornography from on or about June 2013 through August 2013.   If convicted, the maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years nor more than 40 years, a fine of $250,000, 5 years up to life supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Juan Briseno-Hernandez, age 37, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 28, following deportation as an convicted  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.

*          Henry Ray Denney, age 37, of Niobrara, Nebraska, is charged with domestic assault by a habitual offender on or about August 26, 2013. The assault occurred on the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation.  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.

*          Cossi Deugnon, age 32, a citizen of Benin, a country in West Africa, and Shantoria Valentine, a citizen of the United States, age 22, both of Omaha, are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Both defendants are charged in Count I with conspiracy to defraud the United States government by giving false information to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding their marriage.  Count II of the Indictment charges Deugnon and Valentine with marriage fraud on or about February 1, 2011.  The maximum possible penalty of each charge if convicted is imprisonment of 5 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  .  

*          Fabian Jones, age 26, and Jermaine Hall, age 38, are charged in a two-count indictment. Count I alleges that beginning on or about October 8, 2013, and continuing to on or about October 23, 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 if convicted 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 October 8, 2013 and continuing to on or about October 23, 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 cocaine. The maximum possible penalty if convicted 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.

*          Jose Lopez-Lara, age 45, address unknown, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 30,  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.

*          Eduardo Manuel-Bautista, age 24, address unknown, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 30, 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.

*          Jorge Martinez-Noyola, aka Chino, age 39, address unknown, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 31, 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.

*          Miguel Angel Medrano-Alvarado, age 30, of Bellevue, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 25, 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.

*          Alejandro Mendoza-Ailon, age 32, of South Sioux City, Iowa, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about November 4, 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.

*          Justen C. Meneses,  age 39, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, is charged with theft of United States mail by a United States Postal Service employee on or about August 28, 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.

*          Ralph Moreno, age 53, of Gering, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the indictment charges Moreno with receipt and distribution of child pornography from on and before October 3, 2013.  If convicted, the maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years nor more than 20 years, a fine of $250,000, 5 years up to life supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Moreno is charged in Count II of the indictment with possession of child pornography from on or about November 12, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty for this count if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 5 years up to life supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Enrique Ochoa-Beltran,  age 33, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about November 14, 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.

*          Jorge Olvera-Trejo, age 32, of Omaha, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 30, 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 Ortiz-Herrera, age 30, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 30, 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 Quinlan, age 46, of Northglenn, Colorado, is charged with possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana on or about October 23, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 20 years, a $1,000,00 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Julio Cesar Serrato-Tirado,  age 26, of Bellevue, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 17, 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.

*          Shane D. Sweeney, age 28, of Omaha, is charged with assaulting a Veterans Affairs police officer on or about October 27, 2013. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 8 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

 

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