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Sentences for December 13 – 19, 2013

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December 19, 2013

Rachel Marie Essley, 33, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on December 19, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing at least 50 grams of methamphetamine. Essley was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received 84 months imprisonment, to be followed by four 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.

Steven Wayne Hancock, 25, of Green River, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on December 18, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Hancock was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 151 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Natalie A. Taylor, 46, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on December 18, 2013, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Taylor was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received 32 months imprisonment, to be followed by three 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.

Richard Wiberg, 38, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 17, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing 252 grams of methamphetamine. Wiberg was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 72 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Jerry Lee Burkholder, 32, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2013, for distribution of buprenorphine resulting in death. Burkholder was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 78 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Rock Springs Police Department.

Erick Romero-Badillo, 25, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Romero-Badillo 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.

Joshua James Palmer, 28, of Douglas, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2013, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Palmer was arrested in Douglas, Wyoming. He received 13 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Douglas Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Mark A. Seiley, 41, of Morrill, Nebraska, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on December 13, 2013, for failure to register as a sex offender. Seiley was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received time served, 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 U.S. Marshals Service.

Michael Olbekson, 41, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on December 13, 2013, for attempted online enticement of a minor. Olbekson was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years or supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $1,000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Raymond Anthony Lewis, 45, of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing 200 grams of methamphetamine. Lewis was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 262 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $2,500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

 

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