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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sentencings for October 2 - October 6, 2015

Charles Magovern, 67, of Boulder, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 6, 2015, for entry of goods, that is, paleontological specimens, by means of false statements and aiding abetting. He received one year supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. Pursuant to an agreement with the Government, the Defendant returned all fossils under his control. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Jennifer R. Sorrells, 34, of Fair Oaks, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 6, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Sorrells was arrested in Rawlins, Wyoming. She received 135 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Fernando Beltran-Mendoza, 50, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 2, 2015, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Beltran-Mendoza was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 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.

Fermin Cortes-Cruz, aka Fernando Cortez-Zarate, 24, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 2, 2015, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Cortes-Cruz was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. He received 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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 4, 2016