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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 11, 2014

December Grand Jury

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 11 indictments charging 15 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.

*          Antonio Bertucci, age 23, of Macy, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Counts I and II of the Indictment charge the defendant with domestic assault by a habitual offender on or about October 13, 2014 and on or about October 2, 2014.  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 for each count.  Count III of the Indictment charges Bertucci with interstate domestic violence on or about August 2, 2014.  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

*          Angel G. Casarrubias, 21, of Lincoln, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Counts I and II of the Indictment charge the defendant with distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about November 4, 2014 and on or about November 19, 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 for each count. 

*          Andrew Jose Espinoza, age 43, and Nicole Renee Contreras, a/k/a Nicole Renee Svoboda, age 48, 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 of methamphetamine between on or about January 1, 2010, to on or about October 16, 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.   Count II of the Indictment charges Espinoza and Contreras with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about October 16, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted if 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release 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.

*          Juan C. Garcia Hernandez, age 28, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about November 18, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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.

*          Dale Delmar Hess, age 61, of Lincoln, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with receipt of child pornography from on or about September 11, 2010, and continuing to on or about July 22, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.   Count II of the Indictment charges Hess with possession of child pornography on or about July 23, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.  The indictment also alleges property used or intended to be used as part of this violation should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Kevin M. Lee, age 37, is charged in a two-count indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with bank robbery of American National Bank, 1412 Harney Street, Omaha, Nebraska, on or about November 17, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Lee with bank robbery of U.S. Bank, 222 S. 72nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska, on or about November 18, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Felizardo Martines-Reyes, age 36, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about November 21,  2014,  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.

*          Myron Plummer, age 51, of Mentor, Ohio, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges that on or about August 6, 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 charges Plummer with using a means of identification of another person during and in relation to a felony violation on or about August 6, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is mandatory 2 year imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Shane Seizys, age 22, Emmanuel Chaplain, age 24, Thomas Jones-Ross, age 22,  and Dilang Dat, age 21,  all of Omaha, Nebraska are charged with a number of crimes arising out of a series of robberies that occurred in Omaha this summer.  On June 16, 2014, Subway at 10814 Cottonwood Lane and Kentucky Fried Chicken located at 4385 Dodge Street were robbed.  Seizys is charged with robbing both of those locations and is additionally charged with brandishing a firearm during the Kentucky Fried Chicken robbery.  On June 19, 2014, Jiffy Lube at 5819 Maple Street,  Jensen Tire and Auto at 4901 L Street and Jiffy Lube at 1221 S. 120th Street were all robbed.  Seizys and Chaplain are both charged with each of those robberies.  Additionally, they are each charged with brandishing a firearm during the Jensen Tire and Auto and 120th Street Jiffy Lube robberies.   On June 23, 2014, Subway at 5005 Center Street and O’Reilly Auto Parts at 3620 North 72nd Street were robbed.  Seizys and Chaplain are charged with robbing and brandishing a firearm at Subway and also charged with robbing O’Reilly Auto Parts.  The Kum & Go located at 1010 South 154th Street was also robbed on June 23, 2014.  Seizys, Chaplain and Jones-Ross are each charged with robbing that store and brandishing a firearm during that robbery.  On July 16, 2014, Game Stop located at 9959 Redick Circle and Kentucky Fried Chicken located at 7601 North 30th Street were robbed.  Seizys, Chaplain and Dat are each charged with both of those robberies.  Seizys, Chaplain and Jones-Ross are also each charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm.  The maximum possible penalty on each robbery is 20 years imprisonment.  The brandishing of a firearm carries a minimum term of 7 years to life imprisonment in addition to each robbery.  Each additional brandishing conviction carries a minimum term of 25 years imprisonment to life.  There is a maximum 10 years imprisonment for a felon in possession of a firearm conviction.  Each robbery and firearm charge carries a $250,000 fine, 3 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment.

*          Alberto Tristan-Castillo, age 45, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about November 19, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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.

*          Thomas White, Jr., age 31, of Winnebago, is charged with assaulting, resisting, and interfering with a federal officer on or about October 17, 2014. 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.

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