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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sentencings for August 16, 2017

 

Matthew Wayne Miller, 24, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 16, 2017, for being a felon in possession of firearms. Miller was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 41 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

John T. Rudnick, 63, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin on August 16, 2017, for contempt of court. Mr. Rudnick intentionally provided misleading and inaccurate information to questions during a deposition in a bankruptcy case and his misbehavior obstructed the administration of justice. Rudnick was ordered to pay a $10.00 special assessment and a $5,000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Scott Eugene Bronson, 33, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 16, 2017, for possession of a machine gun. Bronson received 80 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 Sheridan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Rashaan Fredrick Burton, 40, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 16, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Burton was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 160 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, the Gillette Police Department, and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Bankruptcy
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
17-034
Updated August 17, 2017