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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced OSCAR MACIAS-UGARTE, 40, of Mexico on October 25, 2019 for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States.  Macias-Ugarte was arrested in Casper, Wyoming.  He/ received time served plus ten days to allow for deportation proceedings and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  Macias-Ugarte had been previously deported to Mexico in 2014.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigated this case.

Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced DAVID SCOTT MURRAY, 54, of Granbury, Texas on October 28, 2019 for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  Murray was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming.  He received sixty months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced DIEGO ARMANDO SANTOS-DIAZ, 29, of Mexico on October 25, 2019 for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States.  Santos-Diaz was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming.  He received six months of imprisonment, is subject to deportation upon his release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  Santos-Diaz was previously deported in 2017.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigated this case.

Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced JONATHAN WILLIAM DAVIS, 31, of Toledo, Ohio on October 28, 2019 for interstate travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.  Davis was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  He received sixty months of imprisonment, to be followed by sixty months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI investigated this case.

Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sentenced ANDREA ALDACO, 30, of Wasco, California on October 30, 2019 for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Aldaco was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming.  She received eighty-four months of imprisonment, to be followed by sixty months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  The Laramie Police Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the DEA investigated this case.

Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sentenced ADRIAN SEVERO REYNA, SR., 44, of Wasco, California on October 30, 2019 for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Reyna Sr. was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming.  He received one hundred thirty one months of imprisonment, to be followed by sixty months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  The Laramie Police Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the DEA investigated this case.

Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced NATHAN ANDREW SELTZER, 32, of Grand Junction, Colorado on October 28, 2019 for being a felon and unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  Seltzer was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  He received thirty-six months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

 

 

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
19-038
Updated October 31, 2019