Five Men Sentenced In Federal Court For Illegal Re-entry
Federal judges sentenced eight people, five of them illegal aliens, for various crimes in the past week, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's office.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal on Monday sentenced Sergio Miranda-Velazquez, 33, of Mexico for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Miranda-Velazquez was arrested in Gillette. He received one year, four months imprisonment.
Miranda-Velazques and the other illegal re-entry defendants were ordered to pay $100 special assessments, and are subject to deportation upon release from custody. These cases were investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Freudenthal also sentenced on Monday Jesus Gomez-Valle, 30, of Mexico for illegal re-entry. Gomez-Valle was arrested in Sheridan. He received time served, plus 10 days.
On Thursday, she sentenced Roman Palma-Flores, 43, of Honduras, for illegal re-entry. Palma-Flores was arrested in Buffalo. He received time served, plus 10 days.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on Thursday sentenced Jesus Fragozzo-Guarneros, 39, of Mexico, for illegal re-entry. Fragozzo-Guarneros was arrested in Rock Springs. He received six months imprisonment.
Last week, Johnson sentenced Salvador Machuca-Chavez, 51, of Mexico for illegal re-entry. Machuca-Chavez was arrested in Rawlins. He received time served, plus ten days.
On Monday, Johnson sentenced David Scott Goodwin, 44, of Cheyenne for attempted receipt of child pornography. He received six years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400 fine and a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
On Monday, Freudenthal sentenced Brent Peterson, 51, of Magna, Utah, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Peterson was arrested in Salt Lake City. He received 11 years, three months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces joint investigation conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.The OCDETF program 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.
In another drug case, U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl on Dec. 11 sentenced Shasta Klistine Wesaw, 34, of Fort Washakie for distributing five grams or less of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting. Wesaw was arrested in Riverton. She received five 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 Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.