Federal Judges Sentence Four For Counterfeiting, Illegal Re-entry, Meth
Federal judges sentenced four people last week for crimes including counterfeiting, drugs, and illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
Wyatt T. McMahon, 29, of Buffalo was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on Aug. 19 for counterfeiting and forging obligations of the United States. McMahon was arrested in Sheridan. He received two years imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. Skavdahl also ordered him to pay $100 restitution and a $100 special assessment. Co-defendant Amanda Buell was sentenced on Aug. 13. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.
Miguel Galaviz-Garcia was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on Aug. 14 for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Galaviz-Garcia was arrested in Rawlins. He received time served plus ten days, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, Galaviz-Garcia is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Joseph J. Cappo, 42, of Midvale, Utah, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on Aug. 17 for conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and for conspiracy to launder money. Cappo was arrested in Salt Lake City. He received 15 years, eight months imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release. Freudenthal also ordered him to pay a $800 fine and a $100 special assessment.
Freudenthal also sentenced Joshua Thomsen, 31, on Aug. 13 for conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Thomsen was arrested in Gillette. He received nine years, two months imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release Freudenthal also ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment.
Both drug cases were investigated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service. The OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.