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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sentencings for March 7 - March 9, 2017

Mark Anthony Avery, 53, of Buffalo Gap, Texas, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 9, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute less than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Avery received 71 months and 21 days of imprisonment, to be followed by three 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 Cheyenne Police Department.

Leif Bjorn Jourgensen, 31, of Mancos, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 9, 2017, for travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. Jourgensen was arrested in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received 84 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Jerry Ray Queen, 30, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on March 8, 2017, for possession of firearm with obliterated serial number. Queen was arrested in Lander, Wyoming. He received 31 month of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Maureen Hall, 59, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on March 7, 2017, for credit union embezzlement. Hall appeared pursuant to a summons. She received three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $5,180.63 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

David M. Stephens, 30, of North Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 7, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine. Stephens was arrested in Goshen County, Wyoming. He received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $500.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated March 10, 2017