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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 21, 2018

June Grand Jury

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 23 indictments charging 33 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.

*          Ali-Saif Al-Mjamaie, age 28, of El Cajon, California, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with conspiracy to launder money beginning on or about October 12, 2017, and continuing to on or about October 13, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine or twice the value of money involved, NMT 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with unlicensed money transmitting business beginning on or about October 12, 2017, and continuing to on or about October 13, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about October 13, 2017.

*          Ian Beals, age 24, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about May 11, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a  $5,000,000 fine, 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about May 11, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment.

*          Joseph M. Calhoun, age 33, of Lincoln, is charged in a three-Count Indictment with possessing and uttering counterfeit securities of a political subdivision of the State on or about January 11, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment for each count, a $250,000 fine for each count, a 3 year term of supervised release for each count, and a $100 special assessment for each count.

*          Raul Chub-Cu,  age 35, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 1, 2018.  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.

*          Jose Cisca Bruno,  age 24, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 11, 2018.  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.

*          Matthew Leigh Clausen, age 40, of Omaha, is charged with assault of a federal officer on or about June 5, 2018.  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.

*          Jorge Domingo-Tomas,  age 51, of Lexington, Nebraska is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 12, 2018.  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.

*          Jeffrey Fraser, age 61, of Lincoln, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud on or about March 24, 2014 to on or about January 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 4 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with being a user or a person addicted to a controlled substance in possession of a firearm on or about January 2, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment.

*          David Alejandro Gonzalez Nava,  age 24, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 5, 2018.  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.

*          Randy J. Kirby, age 60, of Hastings, Nebraska is charged in a nine Count Indictment with Healthcare Fraud on or about September 2, 2013 and continuing until on or about September 22, 2016.  The Indictment alleges fraud against the Nebraska Medical Assistant Program causing losses of $133,639.57.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment for each count, a $250,000 fine for each count, a 3 year term of supervised release for each count, and a $100 special assessment for each count.

*          Raul Lopez-Colin, age 36, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about February 23, 2018.  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.

*          Adrian Lopez-Vargas,  age 31, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 1, 2018.  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.

*          Ismael Lopez-Vargas, age 34, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 1, 2018 following an aggravated felony conviction.  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.

*          Nelson Mauricio Martinez,  age 38, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 11, 2018 following a felony conviction.  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 Mauricio Morales Paniagua,  age 31, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about May 5, 2018 following a felony conviction.  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.

*          Nelson Nicolas Nunez-Acosta, age 52, of Newark, New Jersey, and Felipe Genao Minaya, age 47, of Newark, New Jersey, are charged with possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl on or about April 26, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit a 2013 Freightliner Corp truck and a 2007 refrigerated trailer seized on or about April 26, 2018.

*          Jason Osbourne, age 33, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about March 10, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment.

*          Reiko Elio Penunuri, age 39, Ramon Penunuri-Noreiga, age 37, Jasive Zamora-Carillo, age 37, Emmanuel Solorio-Cruz, age 26, Francisco Guevara-Zamudio, age 27, Jessica Medina, age 28, Jose Cruz Jauregui-Preciado, age 38, Deborah Drummy, age 56, Dylan McCurdy, age 30, and Luis Tafoya,  age 33 are charged in a eleven-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendants with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams, or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine beginning on or about January 1, 2018, and continuing to on or about June 5, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges Penunuri and Penunuri-Noriega with distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about February 14, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges Zamora-Carrillo with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about February 14, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV charges Zamora-Carrillo and Medina with distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about February 27, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count V charges McCurdy and Tafoya with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about April 18, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count VI charges Penunuri-Noriega with distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about May 9, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count VII charges Zamora-Carillo with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about May 9, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count VIII charges Zamora-Carrillo with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about May 13, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count IX charges Zamora-Carrillo with distribution of with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about May 14, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count X charges Penunuri and Penunuri-Noriega with distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about May 25, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count XI charges Penunuri, Penunuri-Noriega, Jauregui-Preciado, Solorio-Cruz and Zamora-Carrillo with use of facilities in interstate commerce in aid of racketeering between on or about January 1, 2018 and on or about June 5, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about June 5, 2018.

 *          Jose Peralta Vargas,  age 33, of Las Vegas, Nevada, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 1, 2018 following a felony conviction.  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.

*          Porfirio Rodriguez Reyes, age 38, of Lincoln, is charged in a six-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin on or about February 9, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, NLT 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin on or about February 12, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, NLT 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin on or about February 19, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, NLT 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV charges the defendant distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about February 22, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count V charges the defendant distribution of 100 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about February 23, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.    Count VI charges the defendant distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about March 2, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Michael Lee Vanness, age 34, is charged in a six-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine beginning on or about July 13, 2017, and continuing to on or about April 25, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine (actual) on or about July 13, 2017. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about February 20, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about April 17, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count V charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about April 17, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment. Count VI charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine on or about April 24, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.   

*          Timothy A. White, age 44, of Los Angeles, California, is charged with conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl and 1 kilogram or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin beginning on or about May 30, 2018, and continuing to on or about June 1, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Manuel Zavala-Balderas, age 31, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 12, 2018.  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.

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Updated June 22, 2018