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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

November 12, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Sentenced in Federal Court

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Four individuals were sentenced on November 9 and 10, 2010, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

JAMES WOODSON, age 36, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $203,102.66. WOODSON entered a plea of guilty to conspiring with others to defraud numerous insurance companies, businesses, and health care providers by staging motor vehicle accidents, faking personal injuries, and filing fraudulent insurance claims. WOODSON is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and was investigated by the West Virginia Insurance Commission - Office of Inspector General.

RIGO LORRENZO ALVARADO-GARRIDO, age 31, an inmate at USP Hazelton, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment to run consecutive to his current 84 month sentence. ALVARADO-GARRIDO entered a plea of guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the assault of another inmate on February 22, 2010, at USP Hazelton.

KENNETH RILEY, age 30, an inmate at USP Hazelton, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment to run consecutive to his current 112 month sentence. RILEY entered a plea of guilty to one count of attempting to provide an inmate with heroin at USP Hazelton.

RENE TORRES-VALLADAREZ, age 50, an inmate at USP Hazelton, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment to run consecutive to his current 60 month sentence. TORRES-VALLADAREZ entered a plea of guilty to one count of possession of heroin on November 2, 2009, at USP Hazelton.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services Unit at USP Hazelton.

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