Score:   1
Docket Number:   D-NE  8:19-cr-00126
Case Name:   USA v. Stine
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United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Michael Stine, 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison by Senior United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp for being a felon in possession of a firearm. There is no parole in the federal system.  Following his release from prison, Stine will serve 3 years of supervised release.

On February 22, 2019, officers observed a 2008 Jetta parked in a handicapped stall at America’s Best Hotel parking lot.  Officers ran a data check on the plates and determined that the plates belonged to another vehicle.  Officers made contact with the vehicle and observed four occupants.  The officer ran a data check and learned that Stine was a convicted sex offender who had a warrant out for his arrest out of Kansas. The officers attempted to remove Stine from the vehicle and he resisted.  A Taser was utilized and he fell out of the vehicle, dropping a short shotgun.  Stine has a prior felony conviction and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.  

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 22 indictments charging 26 defendants. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

*          Jose Angel Aguilera Campos, age 64, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about April 11, 2019, following an aggravated felony conviction.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Phillip M. Brown, age 40, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about December 13 and December 14, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of a stolen firearm on or about December 13 and December 14, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jeremiah Joseph Burkhart, age 38, of Lincoln, and Anna J. Chernyy, age 23, of Lincoln, are charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine from January 30, 2019 and continuing through April 2, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is NLT 10 years’ imprisonment, NMT $10,000,000 fine, NTL 5-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges Chernyy with felon in possession of a firearm on or about April 2, 2019. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ consecutive imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges Burkhart with felon in possession of a firearm on or about March 13, 2019. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ consecutive imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Marco Cahuec Ortiz, age 44, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about April 16, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Melissa Carmona Valenzuela, age 24, of Houston, Texas, and Jose Munoz Perdomo, age 23, of Bronx, New York, are charged in a six-count Indictment.  Count I charges both defendants with conspiracy to commit Wire Fraud beginning on or about February 14, 2019, and continuing to on or about February 27, 2019.  The Indictment alleges the defendants defrauded Verizon Wireless to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses. The maximum possible penalty if convicted of Count I is 20 years’ imprisonment for each count, a $250,000 fine for each count, a 3-year term of supervised release for each count, and a $100 special assessment for each count.  Counts II & III charge Valenzuela with Wire Fraud on or about February 27, 2019.  The Indictment alleges Valenzuela defrauded Verizon Wireless to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted of Counts II & III is 20 years’ imprisonment for each count, a $250,000 fine for each count, a 3-year term of supervised release for each count, and a $100 special assessment for each count.  Count IV charges Valenzuela with Producing, Using, or Trafficking in a Counterfeit Access Device from on or about February 14, 2019 to on or about February 27, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Counts V & VI charge Valenzuela with Using or Trafficking in an Unauthorized Access Device from on or about February 14, 2019 to on or about February 27, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.   

*          Roberto Chaires-Granados, age 66, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about March 18, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Renee L. Coats, age 56, of Hastings, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  In Counts I–III the defendant is charged with Theft of US Mail by Postal Employee on or about September 20, 2018 continuing through October 18, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment on each count, a $250,000 fine on each count, a 3-year term of supervised release on each count, and a $100 special assessment per count.

*          Timothy Columbare, age 37, of Mansfield, Massachusetts, is charged with interference with  Southwest Airlines flight crew members and attendants on or about March 19, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Dragen Flores Cortes, age 25, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about April 9, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Mathew S. Goad, age 33, of North Platte, Nebraska, and Cory D. Preitauer, age 28, of North Platte, Nebraska, are charged in a five-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendants with conspiracy to produce child pornography beginning on or about June, 2018 and continuing until on or about September, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendants with production of child pornography beginning on or about June, 2018 and continuing until on or about September, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges Preitauer with production of child pornography-parent or guardian beginning on or about June, 2018 and continuing until on or about September, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.  Count IV charges Goad with distribution of child pornography beginning on or about June, 2018 and continuing until on or about September, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.  Count V charges Goad with possession of child pornography beginning on or about March 29, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.

*          Rigoberto Lopez Salvador, age 27, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about April 3, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Tony Merksick, age 41, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Counts I & II of the Indictment charge Merksick with filing a false tax return from on or about April 13, 2013 and March 24, 2014.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 3 years’ imprisonment, a $100,000 fine, a 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Rick Karnes, age 56, of O’Neill, Nebraska, and O’Neill Ventures, LLC, of O’Neill, Nebraska, are charged with conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens from on or about April 20, 2014 through on or about April 16, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted for Karnes is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted for O’Neill Ventures, LLC is a $500,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and forfeiture of proceeds of any criminal activity.

*          Victor Phillips, age 30, of Chicago, Illinois, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine on February 28, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, 4-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Alan Manuel Rubio Cazarez, age 52, of South Sioux City, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with receipt of visual depictions of minors on or about November 14, 2018 and December 17, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment, $5,000 additional SA.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of visual depictions of minors on or about December 18, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment, $5,000 additional SA. 

*          Arturo Alvaro Sanchez Lopez, age 49, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about April 3, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Miguel Serrano Dominguez, age 37, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about March 28, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Douglas Sibley, age 35, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl on March 5, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, 5-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Robin A. Smith, age 39, of Wilcox, Nebraska, is charged with Theft of US Mail by Postal Employee on or about May 16, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Michael Stine, age 32, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about February 22, 2019. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of unregistered firearm on or about February 22, 2019. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Santos Tino Garcia, age 46, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about April 4, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Claudio Vallejo-Francisco, age 36, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about April 16, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Williams Vega-Victoriano, age 25, is charged with illegal alien in possession of a firearm on or about March 17, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

 

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Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
Format: YYYY

Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
Format: A18

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the second highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE2
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE2
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
Format: N8

Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
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Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
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Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

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