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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 22, 2016

January Grand Jury

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

*          Ruben Arredondo-Diaz, age 50, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about December 26, 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.

*          Martha Carmen Bazan-Herrera, age 42, of Fremont, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about December 17, 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.

*          Alfredo Chavarria Miranda, age 26, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about December 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.

*          Alberto Angel Coronel, age 25, of Coachella, California, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about December 3, 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.

*          Kayne Farquharson, age 31, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges that on or about May 24, 2014, the defendant made a false statement in an application for a passport to secure for his own use.  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 alleges that on or about December 8, 2015, Farquharson used a means of identification of another person to apply for a passport knowing that the means of identification belonged to another person. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years consecutive to previous penalty in Count I,  a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment alleges that on or about May 28, 2014 the defendant misused a social security number knowing said document was not issued lawfully for his use.  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.  

*          Elio Gomez-Perez is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about December 1, 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.

*          Alex Larsen, age 26, of Grand Island, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about January 1, 2016.  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.

*          Hugo Leyva-Martinez is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about December 7, 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 Leyva-Martinez with alien in possession of a firearm on or about December 7, 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.   The indictment also alleges any and all property, real or personal, that constitutes or is derived, directory or indirectly, as a result of the violations or involved in the violations, should be forfeited to the United States.  

*          Javier Mendez Salazar, age 37, of Bellevue, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about December 3, 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.

*          Adalberto Ocampo Ramirez, age 38, of San Diego, California, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about June 24, 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.

*          Martese Roland is charged in an eleven-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture containing heroin and less than 50 kilograms of marijuana beginning as early as April 1, 2014, and continuing through December 5, 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.  Counts II through IX of the Indictment charge Roland with distribution of a mixture containing heroin.    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.   Count X of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing heroin and marijuana on or about December 4, 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.  Count XI of the Indictment charges Roland with use or possession of a firearm during and in relation to or in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.The indictment also alleges any and all property, real or personal, that constitutes or is derived, directory or indirectly, as a result of the said violation, should be forfeited to the United States.  

*          Alex Rosa, age 29, of Sherburn, Minnesota, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about October 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.

*          Ashley D. Rupp, age 26, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, is charged with theft of mail on or about November 4, 2015.  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.

*          Allen C. Weitzel, age 24, of Sioux City, Iowa, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Counts I and II of the Indictment charge the defendant with assault with a dangerous weapon on or about August 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 for each count.

*          Jimme D. Windham, III, age 20, is charged with unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm from on or about December 11, 2015, and continuing to on or about December 12, 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.

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