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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 19, 2014

September Grand Jury

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 25 indictments charging 27 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.

*          Fredy Aguilar-Portilo,  age 31, Jose Salazar-Billalba, age 44,  and Daniella Erickson, age 37, are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine and 5 kilograms or more of a mixture containing cocaine from an unknown date but at least as early as August 23, 2014, up to and including August 28, 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. 

*          Inocente Bonilla-Fraire, age 34, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 19, 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.

*          Adrian Montoya Carlos, aka Ariel Montoya Carlos, age 29, of Lincoln,  is charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition on or about September 3, 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.

*          Raul Delgado-Medina, age 51, 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 methamphetamine from an unknown date but at least as early as August 7, 2014, up to and including September 5, 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.  Counts II, III and IV of the Indictment charge Delgado-Medina with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about August 8, 2014, on or about August 29, 2014 and on or about September 5, 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 for each count. 

*          James Kim Gatluak, aka Kim J. Gatluak, aka James Keem Gatluak,  age 25, of Omaha,  is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on or about September 2, 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.

*          Levi Hallett, age 26, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about May 17, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is not less than 15 years in prison up to 30 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.   Count II of the Indictment charges Hallett with receipt and distribution of child pornography from on or about December 4, 2012 to on or about August 27, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for Life, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession of child pornography from on or about December 4, 2012 to on or about August 27, 2013.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 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.

*          Larry L. Hathaway, age 54, of Union, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges on or about May 25, 2011, the defendant submitted fraudulent statements on behalf of Lake WaConDa and Cass County SID #1 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by submitting claims exceeding $245,000 for repairs to a boat ramp and boat trailer parking area knowing the statements were false.  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 charges Hathaway with making false claims to FEMA on or about May 25, 2011. 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.

*          Juan Andres Garcia Ibarra is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine from an unknown date but at least as early as September 2, 2014, up to and including September 3, 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. 

*          Juan Francisco Jaime-Gayton, age 35, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with misuse of a Social Security Number on or about March 26, 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.   Count II of the Indictment alleges on or about March 26, 2012,  the defendant made a false statement and claimed to be a United States citizen with the intent to receive Federal and State benefits and to be employed in the United States.  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 that on or about March 26, 2012, Jaime-Gayton misused a Social Security Card and a State of Nebraska Identification Card, knowing that said documents were 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.

*          Sonia Lopez-Perez, age 35, of Crete, Nebraska is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment alleges the defendant misused a Social Security Card and a Missouri Identification Card, knowing that said documents were not issued lawfully for her use on or about April 12, 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 II of the Indictment charges the defendant with misuse of a social security number on or about April 12, 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.

*          Cirilo Mendez-Parra, age 34, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about July 28, 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.

*          Enrique Najar, age21, and Brett Booker, age 20, are charged in a nine-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture containing 25B-NBOMe, beginning on or about March 1, 2014, and continuing to on or about September 10, 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, III, IV, V, VI, and VII of the Indictment charge Najar with distribution of a mixture containing 25B-NBOMe on or about March 26, 2014,  April 9, 2014, April 29, 2014, June 18, 2014, July 16, 2014, and July 24, 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.  Count VIII of the Indictment charges Najar with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing 25B-NBOMe on or about September 10, 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 IX of the Indictment charges Booker with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing 25B-NBOMe on or about September 10, 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.  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  United States currency seized on September 10, 2014 at the residence of the defendant Brett Booker should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Jose Orellana-Sales, age 38, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 9, 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.

*          Wilfredo Rodriguez-Ortega, age 29, is charged with distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about July 2, 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. 

*          Becky Ryan, age 44, of Valparaiso, Nebraska, is charged in an eight-count Indictment.  Counts I thru VIII of the Indictment charge Ryan with aiding and assisting in the preparation of eight different fraudulent U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns, Form 1040, on behalf of various taxpayers.  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 for each count.

*          Sergio Adrian Saldana-Arredondo, age 30, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about September 3, 2014,  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 J. Solorzano-Farias, age 24, of Las Vegas, Nevada and Jose A. Solorio-Salinas, age 33,  of Burnsville, Minnesota, are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendants with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about September 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.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendants with possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture containing heroin.  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.

*          Felix C. Uzoechi, age 48, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Uzoechi is the owner and operator of Kabada Enterprises, L.L.C., doing business as African Farms, a retail grocery store.  The indictment alleges Uzoechi committed fraud by allowing the benefits to be exchanged for cash.  Counts I, II and III of the Indictment charge Uzoechi with exchanging benefits for cash on April 4, 2014, June 3, 2014 and July 2, 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 for each count.

*          Shantoria Valentine-Deguenon, age 23, of Omaha, is charged with bank robbery of approximately $1,213 from Wells Fargo Bank, 4725 South 84th Street, Ralston, Nebraska, on or about July 28, 2014.   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.

*          Alberto Sanchez Villareal, age 37, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about August 19, 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. 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 $10,247.00 in United States currency seized from 7416 Blondo Street, Apartment #1, Omaha, Nebraska, on August 19, 2014, should be forfeited to the United States.

*          Phillip M. Weber, age 38, is charged with car jacking a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer from a person by force, violence, and intimidation, with the intent to cause death and serious bodily harm on or about June 6, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Daniel Webster III, age 22, of Macy, Nebraska, is charged with second degree murder on or about August 28, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Robert Weikle, age 44, 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 on or about August 5, 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 Weikle with distribution of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about February 25, 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.

*          Yusuf Xasan, age 21, of Grand Island, is charged with possession of a stolen firearm and ammunition on or about August 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. 

*          Arturo Zepeda-Tovar, age 30, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States on or about August 25, 2014,  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.

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