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Sentencing for April 10 - 17, 2014

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April 17, 2014

John David Hunt, 38, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 17, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hunt was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 33 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Jonathan Earl Olaveson, 29, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 17, 2014, for attempted online enticement of a minor. Olaveson was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Jose Luis Uribe-Ramos, 23, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 14, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Uribe-Ramos was arrested in Gillette, 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.

Armando Loza-Baltazar, aka Nicolas Loza-Baltazar, aka Juan Carlos Castellanos, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 14, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Loza-Baltazar was arrested in Rawlins, 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.

Mercedes Tojin-Lux, 36, of Guatemala, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 14, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Tojin-Lux 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.

Tammy O’Neal, 44, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 14, 2014, for obstruction of correspondence (mail tampering). O’Neal appeared pursuant to a summons. She received 2 years of probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service.

Justin M. Epley, 31, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 14, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Epley was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 72 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Bradley Michael Ward, 44, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 11, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Ward received 21 months and 6 days imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Silverio Orozco, 25, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 11, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Orozco was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 36 months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Luis Enrique Lopez-Herrera, aka Luis Enrique Lopez, 39, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 10, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lopez-Herrera was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 33 months 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.

Juan Herrera-Leyva, 52, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 10, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Herrera-Leyva was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received four months imprisonment, was order 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.

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