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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sentencings for July 22 - July 26, 2016

Pearl Yonko, 37, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on July 26, 2016, for conspiracy to transport stolen property through interstate commerce. Yonko was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming. She received 15 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $165,372.00, joint and several with other defendants in this case. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Jeffrey Chad Joseph, 32, of Preston, Idaho, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on July 26, 2016, for failure to register as a sex offender. Joseph was arrested in Park City, Utah. He received time served, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Richard Anthony Root, 52, of Granger, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on July 22, 2016, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Root was arrested in Granger, Wyoming. He received 38 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 Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated August 1, 2016