United States Attorney's Office Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2011

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY DISTRICT OF WYOMING

Christopher A. Crofts
United States Attorney

CONTACT: John R. Powell United States Attorney Spokesman PHONE: 307-772-2124

Hector Manuel Gardea-Gardea, 28, of the Republic of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer on May 11, 2011, illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Gardea-Gardea received twelve months plus one day of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Ana Maria Santos-Sosa, 24, of Guatemala, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 11, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Santos-Sosa received time served plus ten days, to be followed by one year of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Gilberto Carrillo-Mejia, 26, of Guatemala, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge William F. Downes on May 10, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Carrillo-Mejia received twelve months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Delfino Sosa-Garcia, 52, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge William F. Downes on May 10, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Sosa-Garcia received time served plus ten days, to be followed by one year of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Abraham Alvarado-Cabrera, 33, of the Republic of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge William F. Downes on May 10, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Alvarado-Cabrera received ten months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Noe Mauricio Soto-Pedroza, 29, of the Republic of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge William F. Downes on May 10, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Soto-Pedroza received time served plus ten days, to be followed by one year of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Keith Wesley McCurdy, 52, of Evanston, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 9, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute between five and ten kilograms of methamphetamine. McCurdy received 135 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $900.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Enrique Reyes, 35, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 9, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute between 350 and 500 grams of methamphetamine. Reyes received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Jesse James Varela, Jr., 43, of Billings, Montana, was sentenced by Federal District Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 9, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute between 50 and 200 grams of methamphetamine. Varela received 84 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Holger Javier Ortega-Alvarez, 28, of Nicaragua, was sentenced by Federal District Magistrate Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 3, 2011, for unlawful entry by an alien into the United States.  Ortega-Alvarez received time served plus ten days and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.  This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

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