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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sentencings for August 2 - August 8, 206

Michelle Lynn Chambers, 35, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 8, 2016, for failure to disclose income. Chambers, as a representative payee for a Supplemental Security Income Benefits recipient, knowingly concealed and failed to disclose her full household income in order to continue to receive those benefits in amounts greater than she was authorized to receive. Chambers received five years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $57,900.34. This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration.

Emmanuel Huitron-Guizar, aka Emmanuel Guizar-Valencia, 29, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on August 3, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Huitron-Guizar was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay $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.

Joseph David Roberts, 30, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on August 3, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or less of heroin. Roberts was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $400.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Sarian Althea Leavitt, 39, of Evanston, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on August 2, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine. Leavitt was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. She received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $400.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Immigration
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Updated August 15, 2016