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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sentencings for April 3 - April 8, 2015

Preston Umbach, 35, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 8, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and heroin. He received 109 months imprisonment, concurrent to a previous state sentence, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. After serving his term of imprisonment, Umbach will be placed on supervised release for five years. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

Kent Satake, 40, of Laramie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief United States Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin on April 6, 2015, for theft of public money involving Satake submitting time sheets to his employer, Developmental Preschool & Day Care Center, that resulted in billings to and payments by Wyoming Medicaid for services that were not provided. He received one year unsupervised release, was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,864.61, and a $25.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Anthony McEntee, 19, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief United States Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin on April 6, 2015, for destruction of mail. McEntee received one year of supervised release, was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $210.00, a $100 fine, and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Veteran Administration Office of Inspector General.

Jeremiah Grove, 26, of Billings, Montana, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 3, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Grove was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $250.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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Updated July 15, 2015