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Sentences for April 05-11, 2012

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April 12, 2012

Luis Salazar, aka Luis Porras-Baca, 28, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer on April 11, 2012, for misuse of a social security number. Salazar was arrested in Cheyenne, 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.

Santos Lamorie, 38, of Denver, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 10, 2012, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. Lamorie was arrested in Denver, Colorado. He received 108 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $1,000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

James Hawkins, 49, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 10, 2012, for receipt of child pornography. Hawkins was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 210 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a life term of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, a $1,100.00 fine and restitution in the amount of $300.00. This case was investigated by the Rock Springs Police Department.

Octavio Alvarez Ruelas, 37, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 9, 2012, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 505 grams of methamphetamine. Ruelas was arrested in Washington and returned to Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $1,000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Investigation.

Timothy Ortiz, 42, of Lakewood, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 9, 2012, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. Ortiz was arrested in Lakewood, Colorado. He received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release and 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 and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Irma Avina, aka Irma Avina-Gonzalez, 22, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 9, 2012, for misuse of a social security number. Avina was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She 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.

Ivan Mario Olivas-Ontiveros, 32, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 6, 2012, for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Olivas-Ontiveros was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. He received seven months of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $200.00 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.

Jesus Camacho, 34, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 6, 2012, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 256 grams of actual methamphetamine and 3,848 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine. Camacho was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 240 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten 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.

Jerry Prather, 58, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 6, 2012, for failure to disclose an event relating to social security income benefits. Prather was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received five years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $46,638.70. This case was investigated by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Jesse Eugene Painter, 26, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 5, 2012, for theft of government property within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States. Painter appeared pursuant to summons in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received three years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $25.00 special assessment and $20.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Air Force.

 

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