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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sentencings for April 24 - April 26, 2017

Juan Armando Garcia-Paez, 38, of La Mirada, California, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 26, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 32 pounds of methamphetamine. Garcia-Paez was arrested in Sundance, Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $2,400.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Carl Vannatter, 30, of Bismarck, North Dakota, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson or April 26, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Vannatter received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $400.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Jason Michael Nathey, 37, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 25, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Nathey was arrested in Cheyenne, 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. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Anthony C. Carlson, 22, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 25, 2017, for possession of child pornography. Carlson was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 36 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. Restitution in this matter will be determined at a later date. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Michael Jimmy Hanway, 53, of Riverton, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 24, 2017, for mail fraud. Hanway was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received five years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $62,500.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General-Investigations.

Garrett Blackburn, 24, of Riverton, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 24, 2017, for attempted robbery. Blackburn was arrested in Florence, Colorado. He received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $653.04 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Uvaldo Lopez-Trejo, 28, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 24, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lopez-Trejo was arrested in Douglas, 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Immigration
Project Safe Childhood
Violent Crime
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Updated April 27, 2017