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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sentencings for May 23 - May 25, 2016

Robert Joseph Aragon, III, 19, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 25, 2016, for sexual abuse in Indian Country. Aragon, III was arrested in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He received 70 months imprisonment, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $5,655.52. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Randal Phipps, 34, of Laramie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 23, 2016, for possession of an unregistered firearm, destructive device. Phipps received 24 months 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Claudio Varela-Varela, 32, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 23, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Varela-Varela was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He was sentenced to 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.

Allen Joseph Whiteplume, Jr., 30, of Riverton, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 23, 2016, for burglary of a post office. Whiteplume, Jr., was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received six 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 $2,261.49. This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Sean Allen Mapp, 35, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 23, 2016, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Mapp was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 60 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic: 
Immigration
Violent Crime
Updated May 27, 2016