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October Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2013

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

*          Oscar Aguilar-Pablo, age 28, of Lexington, Nebraska,  is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 16, 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.

*          Aurelio Alanis-Morales, age 37, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 15, 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.

*          Edgar Barajas, age 25, of Omaha, is charged in a two count indictment. Count I alleges that on or about September 26, 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 Life, a $10 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.   Count II of the Indictment alleges that on or about September 26, 2013, the defendant possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.  The maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years and up to 40 years, a $5 million fine, a 4 year team 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 $30,043 in United States currency, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Marisa Cardona, age 24, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges from on or about August 30, 2013, the defendant concealed a person from arrest.   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 II of the Indictment alleges that on or about August 30, 2013,  Cardona provided a false statement to the U.S. Marshals Service.  The maximum possible penalty for this count includes 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Toledo Domingo-Felipe, age 38, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 8, 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.

*          Juan Manuel Hernandez-Valdez, age 23, of Bellevue, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 22, 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.

*          Lori Jenkins, age 47, of Omaha, was charged with two counts of felon in possession of ammunition.  Specifically on August 2, 2013, she possessed Brenneke 12 gauge classic magnum shells and on August 20, 2013 she possessed Remington 9 mm ammunition. The maximum possible penalty for each count is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Raymond Kudera, age 37, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the indictment alleges from on or about May 2012 to on or about August 15, 2012, the defendant did receive and attempted to receive child pornography.  If convicted, the maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years or more than 20 years, a fine of $250,000, 5 years up to Life supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the indictment alleges from on or about May 2012 to on or about August 15, 2012 Kudera did knowingly access with intent to view a computer disk and any other material that contained an image of child pornography.  The maximum possibly penalty if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, $250,00 fine, 5 years up to Life supervised release and $100 special accessment.

*          Justin Lauritsen, age 38, of Homer, Nebraska,  is charged with four counts of uttering and possessing forged and counterfeit checks. Each of the four counts is punishable by 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Gustavo Puig Lopez, age 38, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 8, 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.

*          Nicolas Mejia-Cruz, age 22, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 11, 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.

*          Antwan Mitchem, age 39, of Omaha, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (i.e., “crack cocaine”). The maximum possible penalty is 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. 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 $22,480 in United States currency, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Gerardo Morales-Ramirez, age 26, of South Sioux City, Iowa, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 28, 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.

*          Stanley Nixon, age 24, of Bellevue, Nebraska,  is charged with two counts of uttering and possessing forged and counterfeit checks. Each of the two counts is punishable by 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Christian Ozuna-Pacheco, age 29, of Omaha, 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.

*          Roberto Pablo-Lucas, age 37, of Fremont, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 27, 2013, following deportation as a 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.

*          Pedro Romero-DeLaCruz, age 27, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 27, 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.

*          Robert Salts, age 34, of Fremont, Nebraska, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine on or about September 18, 2013.  The maximum 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.

*          Sergio Solache-Valle, age 37, of Holdrege, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 16, 2013,  after deportation or removal.  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.

*          Hector Tomas Galvez Quebodo, age 31, of Norfolk, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 20, 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.

*          Santiago Velasquez-Lopez, age 50, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 8, 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.

*          Allen Williams, age 28, of Omaha, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine on or about September 24, 2013. 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.  

*          Donald James Wilson, age 43, of Bothell, Washington, is charged with eight counts of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud ConAgra.  Donald Wilson, the defendant, was a Division Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ConAgra’s western region of the United States and worked out of Bothell, Washington.  Wilson allegedly caused the submission of fraudulent invoices to ConAgra seeking payment for promotional activities purportedly performed on ConAgra’s behalf.  The indictment alleges the promotional activity never took place.  It is alleged that Wilson’s false claims caused losses to ConAgra in the approximate amount of $605,592.50. Each of the eight counts is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Adan Zarate-Cobain, age 31, of Dodge City, Kansas, 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 August 9, 2013.  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.  

 

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