Score:   1
Docket Number:   D-NE  8:20-cr-00133
Case Name:   USA v. Smith
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United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 37 Unsealed Indictments charging 39 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.

*          Jesse Alcantar, age 26, of Redlands, California, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) on or about November 15, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about November 15, 2019. 

*          Nolan Lee Al-Jaddou, age 35, is charged with transmission of an interstate communication containing a threat to injure the person of another on or about March, 25, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Jason L. Bates, age 48, of Omaha, is charged with coercion and enticement of a minor beginning on or about March 30, 2020, through on or about April 6. 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Lashannon D. Bland, age 40, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine (mixture) on February 6, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, $1,000,000 fine, three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with using or possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime on or about February 6. 2020. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with felon in possession of a firearm on or about February 6. 2020. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.    

*          Lorenzo Cristobal-Francisco, age 34, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about June 8, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a one-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Isidro De La Luz Reyes, age 47, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about May 31, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a one-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Timothy Raymond Denney, age 35, of Santee Indian Reservation, Nebraska, is charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country on or about May 3, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          John A. Duncan, age 36, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with receipt and distribution of child pornography on or about February 9, 2019 and continuing to on or about March 3, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $35,000 additional special assessment and $3,000 Restitution.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or about February 6, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $17,000 additional special assessment and $3,000 Restitution.   

*          Wendy A. Eckert, age 40, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to deliver 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) and 5 grams more of methamphetamine (actual) beginning on November 1, 2018, and continuing through October 23, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, ten-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

  *        Jesus Frias-Garcia, age 48, is charged with fraudulent use of a social security number on or about October 22, 2014 and continuing through March 17, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, one-year term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment. 

*          Bernardo Juan Garcia Raymundo, age 27, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about May 3, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a one-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Derrick Ray Geesaman, age 30, of Niobrara, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment. Count I charges the defendant with assault of a spouse, intimate partner, or dating partner by strangulation in Indian Country on or about March 31, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.            Count II charges the defendant with domestic assault by an habitual offender in Indian Country on or about March 31, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  

*          Jorge Gonzalez Renteria, age 27, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about May 14, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Jason J. Griess, age 30, of Ashton, Nebraska, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about December 28, 2018 and continuing to on or about January 1, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty is 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $50,000 additional special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about December 28, 2018 and continuing to on or about January 1, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty is 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $50,000 additional special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about March 17, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty is 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $50,000 additional special assessment.  Count VI charges the defendant with distribution of child pornography on or about August 10, 2019 and continuing through August 16, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $35,000 additional special assessment.   

*          Leah Hallstrom, age 35, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Adam Ross, age 26, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges Hallstrom with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to deliver 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) beginning on May 22, 2019, and continuing through February, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges both defendants with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) on February 17, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, four-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  

*          William L. Hawkins, age 42, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Counts I and II charge the defendant with distribution of a detectable amount of cocaine (mixture) on or about January 8, 2020 and on March 2, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty, on each count, if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, $1,000,000 fine, three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count III charges the defendant with possession of ammunition as a felon on or about March 6. 2020. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.     

*          Samuel Izaguirre, age 19, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged with being an unlawful user in possession of ammunition on or about May 29. 2020. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.     

*          Nicholas James Kuhr, age 26, of Omaha, is charged with coercion and enticement of a minor beginning on or about March 17, 2020, through on or about March 23, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment and $5,000 additional special assessment. 

*          Gregory B. Lane, age 53, is charged in a nine-count Indictment.  Counts I through VIII charge the defendant with Wire Fraud from on or about March 22, 2019 and continuing through September 3, 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 for each count.  Count IX charges the defendant with theft of postal property on or about March 22, 2019 and continuing through September 3, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 3 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Tanner J. Leichleiter, age 30, of Tekamah, Nebraska, and Nora Gilda Guevara Tirana, age 42, of Tekamah, Nebraska, are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendants with kidnapping and aiding and abetting beginning on or about April 19, 2020, through on or about April 20, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges Leichleiter with prohibited person in possession of firearms beginning on or about April 19, 2020 and continuing through April 20, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.  

*          Harold Gene Linscomb, age 31, of Houston, Texas, Zachary Daniel Harris, age 28, of Houston, Texas, and Kion Verdier, age 27, of Manvel, Texas are charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit bank larceny on or about January 1, 2020 and continuing through April 12, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendants with bank theft on or about April 11, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendants with bank theft on or about April 12, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV charges Harris with carjacking on or about April 12, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  

*          Vicente Lopez Andrade, a/k/a Alfredo Delapaz Espericueta, age 39, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about October 20, 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. 

*          Carlos Jesus Lorenzana, a/k/a Carlos De Jesus Lorenzana-Cifuentes, a/k/a Carlos De Jesus Lorenzana Cifuentes, a/k/a Carlos Gonzales Gonzales, age 34, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged with possession with intent to deliver 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) on February 18, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty for each if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, four-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about February 18, 2020. 

*          Victor Mar Betancourt, age 46, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about March 27, 2020, 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. 

*          Victor Manuel Roman-Degante, age 29, is charged with distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about February 4, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jonathan Daniel Rooney, age 25, is charged with manslaughter in Indian Country on or about May 16, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Ronche L. Scaife, age 37, of Omaha, is charged with felon in possession of ammunition on or about April 21, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment. 

*          Odies Scott, age 56, of Omaha, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about March 5, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment. 

*          Robert Charles Shelton, age 55, of Laughlin, Nevada, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with transportation of child pornography with a prior sex offense on or about October 16, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty is 40 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $35,000 additional special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of child pornography with a prior sex offense on or about October 16, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $17,000 additional special assessment. 

*          Jeremy T. Smith, age 43, of Omaha, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with distribution of a detectable amount of crack cocaine on or about January 15, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 30 years’ imprisonment, $2,000,000 fine, six-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine (mixture) on or about March 6, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $8,000,000 fine, eight-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with using or possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime on or about March 6, 2020. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ to life consecutive imprisonment to drug charge, a $250,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.     

*          Austin M. Thomas, age 29, is charged with theft of mail matter by postal employee on or about September, 2019 and continuing through January, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Juan Carlos Torres-Torres, a/k/a Juan Jose Torres. a/k/a Primo, age 34, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about February 7, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II charges the defendant with distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) on or about February 10, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of methamphetamine (mixture) on or about April 21, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, $1,000,000 fine, three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about April 21, 2020.      

*          Lacee Dawn Tuttle, age 38, of Pierce, Nebraska, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about July 14, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II charges the defendant with obstruction of justice on or about July 14, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about October 22, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.   Count IV charges the defendant with obstruction of justice on or about October 22, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Raul Valdez Rivas, age 26, of Omaha, is charged with coercion and enticement of a minor beginning on or about April 16, 2020, through on or about April 29, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment and $5,000 additional special assessment. 

*          Richard T. Walker, II, age 27, of Omaha, is charged with abusive sexual contact with a child under 12 beginning on or about January 19, 2020, through on or about February 8, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment and $5,000 additional special assessment. 

*          Travis S. Walker, age 20, of Winnebago Indian Reservation, Nebraska, is charged with felon in possession of firearm on or about June 1, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and $100 special assessment. 

*          Roemello Weaver, age 21, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute marijuana on or about April 14, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, two-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II charges the defendant with of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on or about April 14, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ to life imprisonment consecutive to the drug charge, $250,000 fine, five-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 title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the third highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE3
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE3
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
Format: N1

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
Format: N1

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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