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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sentencings for May 29 - June 4, 2015

Paul Allen Miller, 25, of Mills, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 4, 2015, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Miller was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 30 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Erin Meyen, 41, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 1, 2015, for willful conversion of supplemental security income benefits. This charge arose from Meyen’s unlawful personal use of Social Security benefits meant to support her disabled son. Meyen received two years of supervised probation, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $47,468.95. This case was investigated by the U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General.

Eric D. Cox, 37, of Riverton, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 1, 2015, for possession of child pornography. Cox was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received 36 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. Restitution will be determined at a later date. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Joshua James, 35, of Loveland, Colorado was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 1, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. James received 168 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $900.00 fine, a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Craig Thomas Rodgers, 60, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 29, 2015, for failure to register as a sex offender. Rodgers was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 28 months imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Roger Prado, 34, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 29, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Prado was arrested in Torrington, Wyoming. He received 70 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal.

Juan Diaz-Canedo, 39, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 29, 2015, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Diaz-Canedo was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Ausencio Lopez-Martinez, 25 of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 29, 2015 for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lopez-Martinez was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Updated July 15, 2015