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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 17, 2016

November Grand Jury

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 20 indictments charging 25 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.

*          Aurelio Alcaraz-Santana, age 18, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about November 4, 2016.  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.

*          Fulgencio Betancourt-Labra, age 30, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about October 31, 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. 

*          Erfren Garcia-Guzman, age 33; Samantha Moore, age 32; and Danielle Barclay, age 39 are charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges Garcia-Guzman, Moore and Barclay with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine beginning on or about July 26, 2016, and continuing to on or about November 3, 2016.  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 Garcia-Guzman and Moore with distribution of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about August 17, 2016.  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 III of the Indictment charges Barclay with distribution of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about November 3, 2016.   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 IV of the Indictment charges Garcia-Guzman, Moore and Barclay with possession with intent to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine on or about November 3, 2016.  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.

*          MaryLou Gruttemeyer and Lafi Jafari  are charged in an eight-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit bribery of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development from on or about February 24, 2012,  through on or about February 11, 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.  Counts II – VII of the Indictment charge Gruttemeyer and Jafari on various dates with paying a bribe to an agent of the Omaha Housing Authority, an organizing receiving federal funds.  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 VIII of the Indictment charges Jafari with making false statements to special agents of the Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General on or about April 16, 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    

*          Abel Guerrero Diaz, age 17, of Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about October 11, 2016.  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. 

*          Jesus Jimenez Soto, age 36, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following an aggravated felony conviction on or about October 20, 2016.  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. 

*          Paul Jipp, age 57, of Blair, Nebraska is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count 1 of the Indictment charges the defendant with user in possession of a firearm on or about October 31, 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.  Count II of the Indictment charges Jipp with possession of an unregistered firearm on or about October 31, 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.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession unregistered silencers on or about October 31, 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.

*          Coby Johnson, age 19, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is charged with interstate communications with intent to extort on or about October 25, 2016.  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. 

*          Julio Cesar Lopez Gutierrez, age 32, is charged with false representation of a Social Security Number on or about during and between January 1, 2014, and April 30, 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. 

*          William Mejia-Rentas, age 45, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about October 20, 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. 

*          Julian Mix-Perez, age 26; Alisha Trevino, age 26; and Carlos Vidal-Mix, age 20 are charged in a six-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges Mix-Perez, Trevino and Vidal-Mix with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine between in or about May 2016 and on or about October 17, 2016.  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 charge Mix-Perez and Vidal-Mix with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about October 17, 2016.  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 III, IV and V of the Indictment charge Trevino with distribution and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about July 21, August 31, and October 7, 2016.  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.  Count VI of the Indictment charges Vidal-Mix with illegal reentry after deportation on or about October 18, 2016.  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.

*          Emigdio Molina, age 49, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine beginning on or about January 1, 2009, and continuing to on or about November 1, 2016.  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 Molina with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine on or about November 1, 2016.  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.

*          Byron Perez Lopez, age 24, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about October 6, 2016.  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. 

*          Walter Perez-Cruz, age 37, of Grand Island, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about October 21, 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. 

*          Luis Miguel Rodriguez Vasquez, a/k/a Luis Miguel Rodriguez Vazquez, age 34 of Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about August 30, 2016.  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. 

*          Jaeon T. Rogers, age 35, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count 1 of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on or about September 26, 2016.      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 Rogers with use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime on or about September 26, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

*          Aurelio Romero-Oregon, age 25, of Omaha, is charged with felon in possession of ammunition on or about October 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. 

*          Juan Manuel Simental-Lopez, a/k/a Manual Encee, a/k/a Juan Manuel Encee, age 44 is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count 1 of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about June 20, 2016.  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 Simental-Lopez with felon in possession of a firearm on or about June 20, 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. 

*          Bernabe Tercero-Lopez, age 40, of Crete, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about November 2, 2016.  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. 

*          Charmion S. Yellowcloud, age 27, of Niobrara, Nebraska, is charged with tampering with a witness on or about October 17, 2016.  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. 

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Updated November 18, 2016