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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Grand Jury

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 27 indictments charging 30 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 Acosta-Noguez,  a/k/a Jorge Avila,  age 45, of Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 2, 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.

*          Misti Bohlen,  age 33, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment .  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misappropriation of postal funds from on or about November 2014, through and including to on or about February 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 II of the Indictment charges Bohlen with false entries and reports of money or securities while being a United States Postal Service employee from on or about November 2014, through and including to on or about February 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.

*          Abraham Diaz, age 50, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 6, 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.

*          Israel Gaytan-Cruz, age 34, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 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.

*          Anthony Shaquille Harris, age 25, and Tiara A. Blanco-Liggins, age 23, both of Lincoln are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendants with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about February 16, 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 Harris and Blanco-Liggins with carrying a firearm during and in relation to, or possessing a firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking offense on or about February 16, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of not less than 5 years and up to Life to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

*          Yazmani Hernandez-Hernandez, age 30, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 12, 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.

*          Timothy Patrick Hoyt, age 44, is charged with robbery from the Godfather’s Pizza Restaurant, 15234 West Maple Road, Omaha, Nebraska, on or about July 23, 2013.   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.

*          Emiliano Juarez Lopez, age 38, of Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 9, 2015, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          John S. Loeffler, age 52, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with receipt of child pornography from between on or about July 2013 and continuing through September 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 Loeffler with possession of child pornography on or before September 28, 2014. 

            The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jose Fortino Macia Gonzalez, age 36, of Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 4, 2015, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Miguel Martell-Rios, age 36, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 1, 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.

*          Shyla Martinez is charged with misprision of a felony from an unknown date but at least as early as July 15, 2014, up to and including October 25, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 3 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

*          Cynthia Mcauliffe, also known as Cyndi Mcauliffe,  age 31, of Alexandria, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment .  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misappropriation of postal funds from on or about July 2014, through and including to on or about January 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 II of the Indictment charges Mcauliffe with false entries and reports of money or securities while being a United States Postal Service employee from on or about July 2014, through and including to on or about January 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.

*          Frank I. Nava, age 32, is charged in a four-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 a mixture containing methamphetamine beginning on or about December 1, 2014, and continuing to on or about February 3, 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.  Counts II, III and IV of the Indictment charge Nava with distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about December 22, 2014, on or about January 8, 2015 and on or about January 12, 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.  

*          Roman Perales, age 16, of Winnebago, is charged in a five-count Indictment .  Counts I and II of the Indictment charge the defendant with assault with intent to commit any felony on or about September 22, 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 for each count.   Count III of the Indictment charges Perales with assault with a dangerous weapon on or about September 22, 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 IV of the Indictment charges defendant with discharging a firearm during a crime of violence on or about September 22, 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 for each count. Count V of the Indictment charges Perales with making threatening interstate communications on or about September 13, 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.

*          Armando Perez-Sanchez, a/k/a Mario Pena-Sanchez, age 39, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 11, 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.

*          Charles M. Perkins, Jr., age 49, of Omaha, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender from on or about December 11, 2014, and continuing until January 27, 2015. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Ramon Pintado-Delgado, age 42, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 10, 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.

*          Felipe Andres Portillo-Cortes, age 33, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about March 1, 2015, following deportation. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jose Preciado, age 28, of Mojave, California and Alberto Hineges, Jr., age 29, of Mendota, California are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges Preciado with possession with intent to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine on or about February 28, 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 II of the Indictment charges Hineges with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about February 28, 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  

*          Jose Ramirez Figueroa, a/k/a Antonio Ramirez Figueroa, age 29, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 19, 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.

*          Leonel Ramirez Gomez, age 48 , of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Counts I and II of the Indictment charge the defendant with distribution of a mixture containing  methamphetamine on or about January 16, 2015 and 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 for each count.  Count III of the Indictment charges Gomez with carrying a firearm during and in relation to, a drug trafficking offense on or about January 23, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is imprisonment of not less than 5 years and up to Life to be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed, a $250,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

*          Danielle Marie Rico, age 31, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with theft of Government funds from the Social Security Administration beginning in or around July 2008, and continuing without interruption until in or around July 2013 by receiving Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits payments made to her to which she knew she was not entitled.  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 Rico with social security fraud on or about May 30, 2013.  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 charges the defendant with making a false statement on or about June 20, 2013. 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.

*          Joshua W. Rodriguez, age 32 , of Omaha,  is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession of a machine gun on or about December 18, 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 Rodriguez with drug user in possession of a firearm on or about December 18, 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.

*          Juana Tapia Borjas, age 28, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 25, 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.

*          Miguel Tercero Bernabe, age 39, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about February 23, 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.

*          Ezequiel Zavala, age 40, and Mark Andrew Johnson, age 50, both of Omaha, are charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges Zavala with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine beginning on or about June 2014, and continuing to on or about March 5, 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 Zavala with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about March 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.  Count III of the Indictment charges Johnson possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about March 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.

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Updated April 10, 2015