United States Attorney's Office Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 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

Michael Paul George, 34, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge William F. Downes on July 14, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. George received 131 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to forfeit $1,500.00 and pay a $100.00 assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Jose Munguia-Fuentes, aka Jorge Perez-Romero, 37, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on July 14, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Munguia-Fuentes 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.

Reyes Hernandez-Castellano, 48, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on July 14, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Hernandez-Castellano received eighteen 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.

David Gutierrez-Munoz, 25, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on July 14, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Gutierrez-Munoz 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.

Jose Velazquez-Romero, 25, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer on July 13, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Velazquez-Romero was sentenced to six months of imprisonment, 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.

Luis Cesar Jimenez-Contreras, 24, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on July 13, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Jimenez-Contreras received ten months of imprisonment, 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.

Kristi Lynn Tyler, 47, of Thornton, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on July 12, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. Tyler received 63 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Vincent DeSalle Miller, 35, of Thornton, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on July 7, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. Miller received 121 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $1000.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Thomas Arthur Greenwood, 43, of Colorado Springs, Colorado was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on July 5, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute between 500 grams to 5 kilograms of methamphetamine. Greenwood received 140 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Christina Pressley, 31, of Cheyenne, Wyoming was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on July 5, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute between 500 grams to 5 kilograms of methamphetamine. Pressley received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Wyoming Woman Found Guilty of Embezzling or Converting Monies from an Organization Receiving Federal Funds and Aiding and Abetting.

United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced today that Amanda Addison Ortiz, former Northern Arapaho Department of Social Services payroll technician, was convicted in federal district court after trial by a jury on July 13, 2011, on one count of embezzling or converting monies from an organization receiving federal funds and aiding and abetting. Her sentence date has not been set.

On the third day of trial, the court ordered the remaining co-defendant, b, former Northern Arapaho Department of Social Services finance administrator, severed and declared a mistrial as to St. Clair because her defense counsel realized he had previously represented a government witness. St. Clair will be re-tried on all charges on an as yet undetermined date.

Co-defendant, George Moss, former executive director for the Northern Arapaho Department of Social Services on the Wind River Reservation, pleaded guilty on June 30, 2011, to embezzling or converting monies from an organization receiving federal funds and aiding and abetting. His sentencing has not been set.

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