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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Grand Jury

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 32 indictments charging 38 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.

*          Abraham Amador-Mendoza, age 41, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 17, 2014, 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.

*          Javier Antonino-Miguel, age 31, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 23, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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.

*          David S. Baird, age 33, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges the defendant used or carried a firearm during and in relation to, or possessed a firearm in furtherance of, the drug trafficking offense alleged in Counts II and III. 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 for each count.   Count II of the Indictment charges Baird with conspiracy to distribute a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about July 31, 2014.  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 the defendant with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about July 31, 2014.  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 Baird with felon in possession of a firearm on or about July 31, 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.

*          Marcus Chiles, age 34, 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 28 grams or more of cocaine base beginning on or about January 1, 2013, and continuing to on or about May 30, 2014.  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, III, and IV of the Indictment charge Chiles with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base on or about April 3, 2014, May 30, 2014, and July 8, 2014.  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.

*          Carlos Humberto Collazos-Vallecilla, age 40, of South Valley, California, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin on or about October 6, 2014. 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.

*          Daniel J. Converse, age 50, is charged with interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle from the State of Nebraska to the State of Illinois from on or about April 12, 2014, through on or about October 15, 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.

*          Jose Corona-Rea,  age 25, of Broken Bow, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 1, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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.

*          Nathaniel J. Cullum, age 34, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about June 19, 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.

*          Rodolfo Esquivel, age 30; Alejandro Garcia-Roa, age 52; Agueda Arroyo, age 34; Ernesto Arroyo, age 60, are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine beginning on or about August 1, 2014, and continuing to on or about October 15, 2014.  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. The indictment also alleges any and all property constituting or derived from any proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of the violation alleged in Count I of the indictment, including but not limited to a total of $82,635.00 in United States currency seized on October 15, 2014,  should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Froylan Chan, age 32; Angel Gabino-Gonzalez, age 24; Quirino Gabino-Gonzalez, age 23; and Victor Lorenzo-Gallardo, age 25; all of Omaha, are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine; 500 grams or more of a mixture of cocaine; and 28 grams or more of a mixture of cocaine base beginning as early as June 10, 2014, and continuing to on or about October 7, 2014.  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 Froylan Chan, Angel Gabino-Gonzalez and Quirino Gabino-Gonzalez with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine; 500 grams or more of a mixture of cocaine; and 28 grams or more of a mixture of cocaine base on or about October 7, 2014.    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. The indictment also alleges any and all property constituting or derived from any proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of the violation alleged in Counts I and II of the indictment, including but not limited to $7,642.00 in United States currency seized on October 7, 2014,  should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Eduardo Garcia-Valdez, age 32, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 6, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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.

*          Daniel Goynes, age 22, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Counts I and II of the Indictment charge the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 28 grams of a mixture of cocaine base on or about June 28, 2014, and on or about June 30, 2014.  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 III of the Indictment alleges the defendant used or carried a firearm during and in relation to, or possessed a firearm in furtherance of, the drug trafficking offense alleged in Count IV. 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. Count IV of the Indictment charges Goynes with possession with intent to distribute a mixture of cocaine base on or about July 11, 2014.  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.

*          Deandrae Johnson, age 39, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base on or about May 16, 2014.  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 and III of the Indictment charge Johnson with possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture containing crack cocaine on or about May 19, 2014 and on or about May 22, 2014.  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 IV of the Indictment charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about August 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.

*          Patrick Keough, of Wood River, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Counts I and II charge Keough with transporting hazardous waste from Minden, Nebraska to a field near Crete, Nebrask, to a facility which did not have a permit issued to it by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, to treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste. 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 for each count.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with storing hazardous waste without a permit.  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.

*          Timothy James Kirsch, age 31, of Omaha, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender in the State of Nebraska from on and before May 29, 2014, and continuing through July 2, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, supervised release for life, and a $100 special assessment.     

*          William D. Knutson, age 55, of Omaha, is charged with theft of government money from the Social Security Administration.  The defendant converted to his own use retirement benefit payments to which he knew he was not entitled, having a value of approximately $193,298.00.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.     

*          Veronica Lorenzo Ruiz, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges that on or about June 28, 2013, the defendant used a Nebraska ID Card and a social security card knowing said documents were not issued lawfully for her use.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II charges that on or about June 28, 2013, Lorenzo Ruiz misused a Social Security Card knowing that said document was not issued lawfully for her 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.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with using a means of identification of another person during and in relation to a felony violation on or about June 28, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is mandatory 2 year imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV of the Indictment alleges Lorenzo Ruiz falsely claimed United States Citizenship on or about June 28, 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.     

*          Manuel Martinez-Bautista, age 37, of  Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 26, 2014, following deportation as an aggravated felon. 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.

*          Everardo Moline-Cisneros, age 23, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 27, 2014, 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.

*          Miguel Alberto Monzon, age 42, of Norfolk, Nebraska is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a  mixture containing methamphetamine on or about September 26, 2014.  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 Monzon with possession with intent to distribute  a mixture containing heroin on or about September 26, 2014.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $2,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Alex Morales-Molina, age 27, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about October 7, 2014, 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.

*          Frank Oliver,  age 30, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about October 24, 2013.  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.

*          Kenneth Charles Poston, III, age 37, of Lincoln, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with distribution of child pornography on or about February 10, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.   Count II of the Indictment charges Poston possession of child pornography on or about August 29, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.  The indictment also alleges property used or intended to be used as part of this violation should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Juan Rodriguez-Rivas is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 15, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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.

*          Alfredo Rojas-Martinez, age 47, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 29, 2014, following deportation as a felon. 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 Salgado-Gonzalez, age 42, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 18, 2014, 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.

*          Gilberto Salinas-Martinez, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges that on or about Septemer 4, 2012, the defendant falsely misused a Social Security Card knowing that 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.  Count II of the Indictment alleges that on or about September 4, 2012, Salinas-Martinez used a State of Oklahoma non-driver’s License No. and a social security card knowing said documents were not issued lawfully for his use.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count III charges that on or about June 28, 2013, Lorenzo Ruiz misused a Social Security Card knowing that 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.  Count II of the Indictment alleges the defendant falsely claimed United States Citizenship on or about September 4, 2012.  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.     

*          Leland Brett Saul, age 50, of Omaha, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender in the State of Nebraska from on and before September 26, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, supervised release for life, and a $100 special assessment.        

*          Michael Settles, age 27, is charged with possession of a short shotgun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.  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.

*          Christopher Shea, age 33, is charged in a three-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 methamphetamine beginning on or about June 1, 2014, and continuing to on or about October 9, 2014.  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 Shea with distribution of methamphetamine on or about September 12, 2014.  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 the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine on or about October 9, 2014.  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.

*          Derel Smith, age 27, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Counts I thru III of the Indictment charge the defendant with possession with intent to distribute a mixture of cocaine base on or about June 13, 2014, on or about June 26, 2014, and on or about July 8, 2014  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.

*          Robert R. Stoppel, age 55, of Lincoln, is charged with theft of government money from the Social Security Administration.  The defendant converted to his own use retirement benefit payments to which he knew he was not entitled, having a value of approximately $19,533.00.   The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.     

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Updated January 29, 2015