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Sentences for February 23 through February 29, 2012

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March 01, 2012

U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced that on February 29, 2012, Lamar Duran, a twenty-four year old Northern Arapaho Tribal member from the Wind River Indian Reservation, was sentenced for his role in the September 2011, arson and burglary of the Arapahoe Baptist Church. Mr. Duran was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer to 53 months imprisonment, five years of supervised release, $200 in court costs, and $223,818.14 in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendant, Norman Ybarra, a twenty-three year old Northern Arapaho Tribal member from the Wind River Indian Reservation, who was sentenced in this case on February 24, 2012. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Jose Valenzuela-Gradiz, 30, of Honduras, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on February 28, 2012, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Valenzuela-Gradiz was arrested in Worland, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, 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.

Juan Alfredo Juarez-Lopez, 22, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on February 27, 2012, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Juarez-Lopez was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, 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.

Raul Herrera-Escareno, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on February 27, 2012, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Herrera-Escareno was arrested in Buffalo, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, 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.

Shan Oates, 30, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on February 23, 2012, for receipt of child pornography. Oates was arrested in Cheyenne. He received 180 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release. Oates was also ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, a $600.00 fine and restitution in the amount of $300.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Shan Oates, 30, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on February 23, 2012, for receipt of child pornography. Oates was arrested in Cheyenne. He received 180 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release. Oates was also ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, a $600.00 fine and restitution in the amount of $300.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

 

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