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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 20, 2015

February Grand Jury

            United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 26 indictments charging 26 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.

*          Luis Aguilar-Nada, age 41, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 26, 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.

*          Life Taban Aquilino, a/k/a Lyfe Israel Haim, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges that on or about May 16, 2013 the defendant made a false statement in an application for a passport.  The maximum penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Aquilino with aggravated identity theft on or about May 16, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted  is 2 years consecutive to any other term of imprisonment imposed on Count I of the Indictment,  a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release,  and a $100 special assessment.

*          Mario Cervantes-Camacho, a/k/a Mario G. Cervantes, age 43, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges that on or about February 12, 2015, the defendant used a Social Security card knowing said document was not issued lawfully for his use.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment alleges that on or about January 27, 2012, Cervantes-Camacho 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.         

*          Francisco Chairez-De La Rosa, age 32, of Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 21, 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.

*          Jose Cornejo-Lopez, age 32, of Ralston, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about October 20, 2014.  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 II of the Indictment charges Cornejo-Lopez  with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about October 20, 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.

*          Roman Cortez Cisneros, age 40, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 15, 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.

*          Rogelio Sanchez Estrella, age 25, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 21, 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.

*          Emanuel Gallegos-Hernandez, a/k/a Emmanuel Gallegos, age 26, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 20, 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.

*          Carlos Efrain Gallegos-Ruiz, age 33, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about December 19, 2014, 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.

*          Carlos Ruben Gama-Garcia, a/k/a Ruben Rodriguez, age 47, of Hastings, Nebraska, is charged in a six-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 10, 2015, following deportation. 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. Counts II, IV and VI of the Indictment allege that on or about on or about March 15, 2013; on or about June 22, 2014; and on or about August 16, 2011, Gama-Garcia 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 for each count.  Counts III and V of the Indictment allege that on or about March 15, 2013 and on or about June 22, 2014,  the defendant used identification documents 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 for each count.            

*          Santiago Gonzalo-Florentino, a/k/a Santiago G. Flores, age 37, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 21, 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.

*          Stephanie Hagemeier, age 42, of Hastings, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with making a false statement to a government agency on or about November 4, 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.  Count II of the Indictment charges Hagemeier with aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft on or about November 4, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years consecutive to Count III, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with aiding and abetting the false representation of a social security number.  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.

*          Francisco Samuel Nava Hernandez, a/k/a Samuel Nava, 27, of Lincoln, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about February 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.

*          Marvin Patricio Hernandez, age 38, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 13, 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.

*          Evaristo Hernandez-Perez, age 52, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 22, 2015,  following deportation. 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.

*          Michael Huyck, of Lincoln, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography on or about August 20, 2010 thru October 1, 2010.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for life, and a $100 special assessment.  Counts II and III of the Indictment charge Huyck with access with intent to view on or about August 20, 2010 thru April 9, 2013 and on or about November 20, 2012 thru April 9, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and $100 special assessment for each count.

*          Alexander Marroquin Avalos, age 30, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 4, 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.

*          Armando Medina-Vargas, age 29, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine between on or about February 2014, and December 23, 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 Medina-Vargas with possession with intent to deliver 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about December 23, 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. The Indictment also contains an allegation to forfeit proceeds of the offense or property used to commit the offense, including $10,572.00 in U.S. currency.  

*          Jose J. Nevarez, age 43, of Schuyler, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Counts I thru III of the Indictment charge the defendant with distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about October, 29, 2014; on or about November 4, 2014; and on or about November 12, 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 for each count.

*          Raul Pano-Abarca, a/k/a Arturo Aguilar, a/k/a Agapito Garcia, age 27, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 20, 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.

*          Victorio Ramos Lopez, a/k/a Wilfrido Diaz Lopez, age 31, of Bellevue, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 29, 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.

*          Victor Rangel, age 27, of San Jose, California, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about January 29, 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 for each count.

*          Carlos Reynoso-Mendez, age 34, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine beginning on or about November 17, 2014, and continuing to on or about December 16, 2014.  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.

*          Oscar Aaron Rojo Castillo, age 32, of Bellevue, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 29, 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.

*          Jose Salinas-Cruz, age 29, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about January 22, 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.

*          Valentin Alejo Xochihua, age 35, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Counts I and II charge the defendant with distribution of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about November 25, 2014 and on or about December 8, 2014.  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.

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Updated February 27, 2015