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Sentencings for August 8-14, 2014

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August 14, 2014

Brittany Mercer, 25, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on August 14, 2014, for attempting to pass counterfeit obligations. Mercer received two years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.

Eli Jaure, 28, of Rawlins, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 12, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received 51 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Stephen M. Granieri, 39, of Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 12, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Granieri was arrested in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. He received 27 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. National Park Service.

Porsha Slones, 27, of Orlando, Florida, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on August 11, 2014, on one count of use of unauthorized access devices to obtain $1,000 or more and aiding and abetting and three counts of aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting. Slones was arrested in Green River, Wyoming. She received 46 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $235,903.59, joint and several with co-defendants. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.

Matthew Taber Annable, 40, of Arizona, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 8, 2014, for theft of ATM machines and aiding and abetting. Annable was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 14 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $113,820.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Douglas and Casper Police Departments, the Wyoming Highway Patrol, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Samuel Elijah Hayes, 31, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 8, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hayes was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 57 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Michael A. Andersen, 43, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge, Nancy D. Freudenthal on August 8, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 6,350 grams of methamphetamine. Andersen was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 70 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 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Victor Ivan Holguin-Ramirez, 36, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on August 8, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Holquin-Ramirez was arrested in Douglas, 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.

 

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