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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced BRANDON F. ALLEN, 31, of The Bronx, New York on January 9, 2020 for bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.  Allen was arrested in Casper, Wyoming.  He received eighteen months of imprisonment, to be followed by sixty months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment with restitution to be determined within ninety days.  The FBI investigated this case.

Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced RICHARD DEAN REAVIS, 48, of Newton, North Carolina on January 21, 2020 for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Reavis was arrested in Pinedale, Wyoming.  He received fifty-seven months of imprisonment, to be followed by twenty-four months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment.  The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated this case.

Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced MARDOQUEO RUIZ-CHAVEZ, 28, of El Salvador on January 21, 2020 for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States.  Ruiz-Chavez was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming.  He received time served plus ten days to allow for deportation proceedings and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  He was previously deported from the United States to El Salvador in September of 2019. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigated this case.

Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sentenced BENJAMIN ROBERT DMITRY DELANY, 24, of Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 23, 2020 for assault with a dangerous weapon on a federal employee.  Delany was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  He received forty-two months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  The Department of Veterans Affairs Police 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): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
20-002
Updated January 23, 2020