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Sentences for January 11 - 14, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2013

Ponciano Lucero-Acuna, 31, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 14, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lucero-Acuna was arrested in Natrona County, Wyoming. He received six 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.

Roberto Garcia-Martinez, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 14, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Garcia-Martinez was arrested in Laramie County, Wyoming. He was sentenced to 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.

Robert Michael Sides, 39, of West Valley City, Utah, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 14, 2013, for possession of 91.8 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and aiding and abetting. Sides was arrested in Uinta County, Wyoming. He received 120 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.

Mark Hostetler, 38, of Ohio, was sentenced Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudental on January 14, 2013, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hostetler came into custody via a Writ. He received 33 months of imprisonment, concurrent with a state sentence, and will serve three years of supervised release after serving his prison term. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Ivan Arellano-Cruz, aka Manuel Covarrubias-Cervantes, 33, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 14, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Arellano-Cruz was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He was sentenced to 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.

Justin Eberhardt, 21, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 11, 2013, for attempted interference with interstate commerce by means of robbery and aiding and abetting and for use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and aiding and abetting. Eberhardt was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 27 months imprisonment as to Count 1, to be followed by a mandatory 120 months imprisonment, to be served consecutive to Count 1. The Court also ordered the defendant to pay a $200.00 special assessment and a $300.00 fine. Upon release from imprisonment the defendant will serve a five-year term of supervised release, per count, concurrently. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Timothy Adam Baum, 50, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 11, 2013, for possession of child pornography. Baum was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. He received 200 months of imprisonment to be followed by a life-term of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.Jose Ramon Troches-Caballero, 35, of Honduras, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 11, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Troches-Cabellero was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He 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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