Wyoming Federal Judges Sentence Five Men
Federal judges recently sentenced five men for assault, drug, fraud and other crimes, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Andrew Jivelekas, 60, of Worland for wire fraud. Jivelekas received one year imprisonment, to be followed by two years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and pay $25,781.73 in restitution.
Jivelekas fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance Division. He invented a sham company and submitted quarterly reports to Workforce Services in which he falsely reported earnings by various purported employees, including himself, none of whom actually worked for the company. He also repeatedly filed for unemployment benefits in the names of the purported employees, claiming they had been laid off. The U.S. Secret Service investigated this case.
Johnson also sentenced Jacob Nichols, 25, of Cheyenne for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of heroin and for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. He received 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment and $300 restitution. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced Luis Enrique Monreal-Lovatos -- also known as Luis Monreal-Lovatos and Carlos Rodriguez-Lovars, 37, of Mexico for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Monreal-Lovatos was arrested in Worland. He received time served, plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100 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.
Freudenthal also sentenced Travis Alan Schone, 36, of Riverton for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting. He received three years, three months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and pay $400 restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.
U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Dustin Blaine Headley, 25, of Arapahoe for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He received two years, four months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.