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Sentencing for June 20 - 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2014

Jose Cortez-Miranda, 39, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 25, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Cortez-Miranda was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received eight 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.

Deborah Kay Person, 56, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 24, 2014, for health care fraud. Person appeared pursuant to a summons. She received one year of unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $3,705.72. This case was investigated by the State of Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Mario Lopez-Garcia, 49, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 24, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lopez-Garcia was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. He received 14 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, 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.

Judith A. Shayler, 54, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 20, 2014, for fraud using access device of another. Shayler appeared pursuant to a summons. She received 24 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $209,457.50. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.

James Keith Beierle, 47, of Burns, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 20, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Beierle was arrested in Burns, Wyoming. He received 180 months imprisonment, to be followed by three 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 Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Beverly Kenik, 64, of Buffalo, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 20, 2014, for health care fraud. Kenik appeared pursuant to a summons. She received one year of unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in an amount to be determined later. This case was investigated by the State of Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

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