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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 7, 2013

Grand Jury Returns Two Indictments

Madison, Wis. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments yesterday.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

LA CROSSE MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG & GUN CRIMES

            Jonathan R. Banaszkiewicz, 30, La Crosse, Wis., is charged with distributing methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  The indictment also charges him with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The indictment alleges that Banaszkiewicz possessed and distributed methamphetamine on April 19, 2013, and that he possessed a .22 caliber pistol that day.  

If convicted, Banaszkiewicz faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each drug charge and 10 years on the felon in possession of a firearm charge.  The charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a five year penalty, which would be served consecutively to any sentence imposed.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the La Crosse Police Department.  The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Reinhard.

JANESVILLE WOMAN CHARGED WITH MAIL THEFT

Kristy Hollibush, 43, Janesville, Wis., is charged with stealing an item from an envelope intended to be conveyed by the U.S. mail.  The indictment alleges that on September 25, 2012, she stole U.S. currency from a piece of mail which came into her possession by virtue of her employment at the Janesville Post Office.   

If convicted, Hollibush faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.  The charge against her is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.  The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.

Updated July 14, 2015