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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 19, 2018

October Grand Jury

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 15 indictments charging 17 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.

*          Macario Ahilon-Lorenzo, age 40, of Lexington, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about September 21, 2018, and on or about September 24, 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.

*          Eulogio Banda Chavez, age 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 19, 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.

*          Alyas Bertucci, age 18, Taylor Morris, age 20, and Dajuan Parker, age 20, are charged with assault in Indian Country resulting in serious bodily injury on or about August 18, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment each, a $250,000 fine each, a 3-year term of supervised release each, and a $100 special assessment each.

*          Gustavo Chavez Rivera, age 26, of Bellevue, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about September 20, 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.

*          Dawn D. Clover, age 53, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged in a six-count Indictment.  Counts 1-5 charges the defendant with Wire Fraud on or about November 3, 2014, and continuing through at least on or about October 3, 2017.  The Indictment alleges Clover defrauded victims of social security disability payments causing losses of $34,622.86.  Count 6 charges the defendant with conversion of another’s social security benefits, beginning in or around July, 2013 and continuing without interruption until in or around October, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted of Counts 1-5 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. The maximum possible penalty if convicted of Count 6 is 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Donald James Cox, Jr., age 42, of Lincoln, Nebraska, 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 (actual) beginning on or about January 1, 2018, to on or about August 6, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, not more than $10,000,000 fine, not less than a 5-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with use of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense on or about August 6, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ consecutive imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about August 6, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, $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 August 6, 2018. 

*          Tristen Lasley, age 21, is charged with strangulation in Indian Country resulting in bodily injury on or about September 10, 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.

*          Jose Luna-Reyes, age 35, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about October 10, 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.

*          Tomas Mendoza-Hernandez, age 53, of Omaha, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about September 28, 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.

*          Brittany Newton, age 25, of Omaha, Nebraska, is charged with obtaining Oxycodone by fraud on or about August 20, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 4 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Luis Alberto Olvera Garcia, age 35, of Omaha, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about September 10, 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.

 *          Cesar Pereira Castro, age 30, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about September 28, 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.

 *          Seth Perina, age 42, of Fremont, Nebraska, 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) beginning on or about September 5, 2018, to on or about September 11, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, 4-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with use of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense on or about September 11, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life consecutive imprisonment, $250,000 fine, 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 September 11, 2018.

*          Oscar Pineda-Medina, age 43, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about October 3, 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.

*          Elideth Ramirez Cruz, age 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about September 18, 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.

*          Osvaldo Ramirez Hernandez, age 41, of Fremont, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about October 10, 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.

*          Gustavo Valle, age 35, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about September 20, 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.

 *          Frederick Alan Voight, of Richmond, Texas, is charged in a 20-count Indictment.  Counts 1-18 charges the defendant with Mail Fraud on or about Jun 25, 2012, and continuing through at least on or about May 3, 2015.  Counts 19-20 charges the defendant with money laundering, beginning in or around February 22, 2013, and continuing until in or around February 28, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted of Counts 1-18 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. The maximum possible penalty if convicted of Counts 19-20 is 10 years’ imprisonment for each count, a $2,000,000 fine for each count, a 3-year term of supervised release for each count, and a $100 special assessment for each count.

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Updated October 19, 2018