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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sentencings for April 10 - April 13, 2017

Wayne Chester Lawton, 69, of Worland, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 13, 2017, for possession of child pornography. Lawton was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 70 months of 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, the Washakie County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Robert M. Lane, 63, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 11, 2017, for falsification of records in a bankruptcy proceeding. Lane was arrested in Ventura, California. He received 18 months of imprisonment, to be followed by one year of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $1,000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service.

Tristin Lane Burnett, 19, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 11, 2017, for assault resulting in bodily injury. Burnett was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received 18 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $34,849.87 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Randy Miller, 35, of Fort Collins, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 10, 2017, for misuse of a social security number and aggravated identity theft. Miller was arrested in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received 48 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $252.28 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Cody Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Project Safe Childhood
Violent Crime
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Updated April 14, 2017