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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 24, 2015

April Grand Jury

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 26 indictments charging 28 defendants. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

*          Jose Jaime Alburez,  age 29, of Omaha,  is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 7, 2015, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Vicente Beltran Barraza, age 40, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine beginning on or about November, 2012, and continuing to on or about December, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Carlos Roberto Canales Gavarrete is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 13, 2015, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Javier Carrillo, of Omaha, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about April 15, 2015. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          David Dieguez, age 40, of Fresno, California, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender from on or about July 31, 2014 to March 20, 2015. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jose Santos Gaytan-Leal, of Carter Lake, Iowa, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges that on or about June 20, 2014, the defendant falsely represented a Social Security account number as belonging to him for the purpose of obtaining a benefit to which he was not entitled.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.   Count II of the Indictment alleges on or about June 20, 2014, Gaytan-Leal made a false claim to be a United States citizen with the intent to receive Federal and State benefits and to be employed in the United States.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count III of the Indictment alleges that on or about June 20, 2014, the defendant used a Social Security card and a State of Nebraska Non-Driver License knowing said documents were not issued lawfully for his use.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Fredy Hernandez-Castillo, age 33, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 13, 2015, following deportation after conviction for a felony offense. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Joshua Koenig, age 30, and Marco Trejo-Hernandez, age 34, both of Omaha, are charged in a five-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges both defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine beginning on or about December, 2014 and continuing to on or about February 25, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Koenig with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about February 25, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges Koenig with felon in possession of a firearm on or about February 25, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV of the Indictment charges Trejo-Hernandez with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about March 4, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count V of the Indictment charges Trejo-Hernandez  with felon in possession of a firearm on or about March 4, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  The Indictment also contains an allegation to forfeit proceeds of the offense or property used to commit the offense, including $11,094.00 in U.S. currency. 

*          Gerald J. Lachner, age 43, of Papillion, is charged with possession with intent to distribute  methamphetamine on or about January 27, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Rodrigo Lozoya-Portillo, age 31, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 1, 2015, following deportation after conviction for a felony offense. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Pedro Lugo-Gamboa, age 29,  of Omaha, is charged in a seven-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and a mixture containing cocaine, beginning on or about December 1, 2008, and continuing to on or about March 24, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Counts II and III of the Indictment charge Lugo-Gamboa with distribution of a mixture containing cocaine on or about January 14, 2015 and on or about January 26, 2015.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for each count .  Counts IV, V, and VI of the Indictment charge the defendant with distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about February 5, February 20, and March 13, 2015.    The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for each count.  Count VII of the Indictment charges Lugo-Gamboa with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine on or about March 24, 2015. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  The Indictment also contains an allegation to forfeit proceeds of the offense or property used to commit the offense, including $4,624.00 in U.S. currency. 

*          Rosa Medina, age 45, and Rafael Echeverria-Silva, age 28, are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine beginning on or about February 1, 2014 and continuing to on or about April 16, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Medina and Echeverria-Silva with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana on or about April 16, 2015.     The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Marco Mejia-Ramirez, age 32, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about April 13, 2015, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Andres Montejo Mateo, age 42, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 18, 2015. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Gilberto Morales-Garcia, age 41, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 18, 2015. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Marco Torres Nuno, age 32, is charged with failure to appear on or about April 6, 2015.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Juan Raul Perez-German, age 46, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 16, 2015. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Richard L. Pitman, age 23, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or before October 11, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is not less than 15 years and up to Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Pitman with receipt and distribution of child pornography on or about October 11, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is not less than 5 years and up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or before March 19, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Alondra M. Rebolledo, age 32, of Stockton, California, is charged with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine on or about January 23, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Richard E. Rinker, age 60, of Gering, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with receipt and distribution of child pornography from on or about January 1, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is not less than 16 years and up to 40 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Rinker with possession of child pornography on or about February 18, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is not less than ten years and up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.  The indictment also alleges any and all property constituting or derived from any proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of the violation alleged in the indictment should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Julian Anacleto Manjarrez-Sanchez, age 19, and Juan Manjarrez-Sanchez, age 26, both of Fremont, Nebraska, are charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges both defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine beginning on or about December 1, 2014, and continuing to on or about March 25, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges both of the defendants with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about December 14, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges Julian Anacleto Manjarrez-Sanchez  with distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about February 23, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV of the Indictment charges both defendants with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containg methamphetamine on or about March 25, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  The Indictment also contains an allegation to forfeit proceeds of the offense or property used to commit the offense, including $16,856.00 in U.S. currency. 

*          Frank A. Sanchez, Jr., age 41, is charged with theft of government funds from the Railroad Retirement Board totaling $92,064.00 beginning on or about August, 2009, and continuing to on or about March, 2012.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Roberto Tercero-Bautista, age 37, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 6, 2014. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Scott T. Tran, age 44, of Waterloo, NE, is charged in a twelve-count Indictment.  It alleges from on or about May 18, 2009, and continuing until on or about February 16, 2015 the defendant executed a scheme to defraud a health care benefit program.  Scott Tran submitted false and fraudulent claims to the Nebraska Medicaid program seeking payment for providing a prescription drug to certain Nebraska Medicaid recipients when the defendant well knew the prescription drug had not been provided to those recipients.  During the course of the scheme these claims totaled approximately $2,476.402.00.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for each count. The indictment also alleges any and all property, real or personal, that constitutes or is derived, directory or indirectly, from gross proceeds traceable to the commission of the offense, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Esteban Vargas, a/k/a Tereso Cabrera, age 46, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 18, 2015, following deportation after conviction for a felony offense. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Danielle Zelazny, age 30, of Bellevue, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with obstructing justice by retaliating against an informant on or about April 8, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Zelazny with felon in possession of a firearm on or about April 9, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

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Updated July 8, 2015