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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March Grand Jury

United States Attorney Joseph P. Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 34 indictments charging 37 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.

*          Angel Abarca Cuevas,  age 41, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about March 7, 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.

*          Justin J. Bertschinger,  age 38, of Norfolk, Nebraska and Wendy Bertschinger, age 46, of Norfolk, Nebraska are charged in a five-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges Justin with Theft of Government funds from the Social Security Administration (SSA) on or about May, 2010 continuing through February, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges Justin with False Statement to SSA on or about September 13, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a 3 year term of supervised released, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges Justin with fraud or false statement or representation on or about March, 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 IV of the Indictment charges Wendy with fraud or false statement or representation on or about September, 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 V of the Indictment charges Justin with fraud or false statement or representation on or about March, 2009.  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.

*          Sara Marie Boyd, age 35, of Chadron, NE is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana beginning on or about January, 2018, and continuing to on or about February 14, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 2 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana on or about February 14, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 2 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about February 14, 2018.

 *          Jesus Corrales, age 64, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following an aggravated felony conviction on or about March 2, 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.

*          Mozamil Mohammed Daud, age 22, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about February 22, 2018.  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. 

*          Ronald Dorn, age 56, of Elgin, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment. Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine between on or about August 1, 2017 and February 8, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about February 8, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, NLT a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with using, carrying, or possessing a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime on or about February 8, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life consecutive imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, up to a 5 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment. 

*          Yosvani Galindo, age 39 of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment. Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about March 11, 2018.  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 the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about March 11, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, up to a 3 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment. Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with using, carrying, or possessing a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime on or about March 11, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life consecutive imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, up to a 3 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about March 11, 2018. 

*          Luis Haro, age 43 is charged in a five-count Indictment. Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) between in or about August, 2017 and continuing to on or about February 12, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about February 12, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about February 12, 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 IV of the Indictment charges the defendant with illegal alien in possession of a firearm on or about February 12, 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 V of the Indictment charges the defendant with using, carrying, or possessing a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime on or about February 12, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life consecutive imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, up to a 5 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about February 12, 2018. 

*          Wilber Mauricio Hernandez-Cortez, a/k/a Kevin Hernandez-Cortez  age 21, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession of a firearm by an illegal alien on or about January 1, 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 II of the Indictment charges the defendant with illegal reentry after deportation on or about January 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.

*          Michael Knapp, age 59, of Brockway, Michigan, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about February 3, 2018.  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. 

*          Sean D. Kramer, age 45 of Prescott, Arizona, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) and marijuana on or about October 2, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $20,000,000 fine, NLT a 10 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Omero Antonio Leon, age 23, of Macy, Nebraska is charged with domestic assault on or about March 15, 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.

*          Miguel Mariscal Castro, age 55, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following an aggravated felony conviction on or about March 12, 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.

*          Juan Mendez-Perez, a/k/a Jose Alfredo-Jimenez, a/k/a Juan Mendez-Lopez,  age 28, of Imperial, Nebraska is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about March 4, 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.

*          Noe Mendoza-Mendoza, age 45, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following an aggravated felony conviction on or about March, 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.

*          Israel Dewayne Mileage, age 26, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about February 27, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is NMT 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a NMT 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          John Nichols, age 53, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment. Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine beginning on or about October 1, 2017 and continuing to on or about March 2, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about March 2, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, NLT a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about March 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. There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about March 2, 2018. 

*          Jennifer A. Rosenblatt, age 44, of Overland Park, Kansas is charged in a five Count Indictment with Wire Fraud on or about July 14, 2014 through October 7, 2016.  The Indictment alleges Rosenblatt, a Treasurer at Jewish Federation of Lincoln, defrauded JFL causing losses of $38,979.05.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 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.

*          Leobardo Sanchez Urbina,  age 29, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about February 14, 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.

*          David Tarrence, age 62, of Lincoln, Nebraska is charged in a four Count Indictment with Filing False Tax Returns on or about April 15, 2012 through October 14, 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 3 years imprisonment for each count, a $250,000 fine for each count, a 1 year term of supervised release for each count, and a $100 special assessment for each count.

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Updated March 23, 2018