United States Attorney's Office Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 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

Sergio Rodriguez, Jr., 20, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on August 11, 2011, for traveling in interstate commerce to distribute proceeds of unlawful activity and aiding and abetting. Rodriguez received 24 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $250.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

Anthony Thomas Lincoln and Ronald Keith York, Jr., both of the Wind River Indian Reservation appeared in Federal Court on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, on a criminal complaint charging each of them with one count of Second Degree Murder and Aiding and Abetting (18 United States Code, Sections 2, 1111(a) and 1153) in connection with the beating death of John Michael Crispin, III, also of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The charges carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, a fine of not more than $250,000.00, or both, five (5) years supervised release and a special assessment. A complaint is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Joe Luis Sosa, 64, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on August 5, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute at least five grams of methamphetamine. Sosa received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release and was ordered to pay community restitution in the amount of $1,200.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Martin Cerda-Silva, aka Martin Cerda, 46, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer on August 4, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Cerda-Silva received 30 months of imprisonment, plus twelve months concurrently for a supervised release violation, was ordered to pay a $100 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.

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