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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced FRANCISCO GONZALES-DIAZ, 29, of Mexico on July 20, 2019 for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States.  Gonzales-Diaz was arrested in Casper, Wyoming.  He received time served plus ten days to allow for deportation proceedings.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigated this case.

Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced TERRY TERRILL BLANKS, 36, of Murray, Utah on August 5, 2019 for two counts of transportation in interstate commerce for the purpose of prostitution.  Blanks was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  He received forty months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment.  The Cheyenne Police Department and the FBI investigated this case.

Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced SAMANTHA BROOKE SCHIEFER, 23, of Gillette, Wyoming on August 5, 2019 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Schiefer was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  She received forty-one months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $200.00.  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigated this case.

Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
19-026
Updated August 8, 2019