Grand Jury – April 2021 | USAO-NE

Acting United States Attorney Jan W. Sharp announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 23 unsealed Indictments charging 29 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.

*          Cynthia Abarca-Barajas, a/k/a Cynthia Barajas, age 22, of Omaha, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl on or about March 18, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, a four-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Socorro Alejandres Alvarez, age 31, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine beginning on or about June 2020 and continuing to on or about April 5, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Michael Aponte, age 31, of Liverpool, New York, and Rawy Correa-Perez, age 30, of Cudahy, Wisconsin, are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine beginning on or about February 24, 2021 and continuing to on or about February 26, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendants with possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine on or about February 26, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Adan Casillas-Aguilar, age 37, is charged in a five-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about November 9, 2020 and continuing on or about December 2, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the Casillas-Aguilar with distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about November 9, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, a four-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about November 24, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment.  Count IV charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about December 2, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment.  Count V charges the defendant with use and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on or about December 2, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a 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 December 2, 2020. 

*         Luis Alberto Castro-Santos, age 33, of Pomona, California; Tomas De La Cruz-Perez, age 33, of Fremont, Nebraska; Martin Alonzo Castro, age 38, of Fremont, Nebraska; and Estuardo Hernando Ruiz-Orozco, age 50, of Wakefield, Nebraska, are charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendants with conspiracy to unlawfully produce/transfer/possess with intent to use or transfer five or more false identification documents on or about May, 2020, and continuing to on or about April, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges De La Cruz-Perez with possession with intent to use or transfer five or more documents on or about June 21, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges Ruiz-Orozco with possession with intent to use or transfer five or more documents on or about October 15, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV charges Castro with possession with intent to use or transfer five or more documents on or about February 24, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a 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 14, 2021. 

*          Michael Copeland, age 51, of St. Paul, Nebraska, is charged with interstate communications with a threat to injure law enforcement officers on or about April 13, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Kylan Wayne Dale, age 30, of Sioux City, Iowa, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender on or about January 16, 2021 continuing to on or about February 19, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and $5,000 additional special assessment. 

*          Armando B. Daniels, age 32, of Commack, New York, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with coercion and enticement on or about April 6, 2021, and continuing to on or about April 8, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges Daniels with coercion and enticement of a minor on or about April 6, 2021 and continuing to on or about April 8, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity on or about April 6, 2021 and continuing to on or about April 8, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Wilmer Raymond Flyinghawk, Jr., age 42, of Norfolk, Nebraska, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about March 11, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Catherine Gibson, age 43, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine beginning on or about February 2021 and continuing to on or about March 3, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, a four-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Kristina Marie Gomez, age 36, and Alvaro Nunez-Nunez, age 32, are charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about June 22, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, a four-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Javier Hernandez-Romano, age 29, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about March 3, 2021.  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.

*          Javier Hernandez-Romano, age 29, and Gustavo Perez-Heurerta, age 21, are charged with possession with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana on or about March 3, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years’ imprisonment, $5,000,000 fine, a four-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Thomas E. Johnson, Jr., age 30, of Omaha, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about April 8, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Rickey G. McAlevy, Jr., age 33, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Gabriel S. Goss, age 40, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) on or about September 4, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $20,000,000 fine, a ten-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Agustin Manuel Pablo, age 30, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about April 20, 2021.  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.

*          Jose Quevedo, age 56, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about December 2, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Juan Sanchez-Bautista, age 42, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation on or about February 4, 2021.  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.

*          Martin Silva-Bravo, age 31, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about March 20, 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. 

*          Babe L. Sipes, age 40, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) on or about January 11, 2020.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is life imprisonment, $10,000,000 fine, a five-year term of supervised release, $100 special assessment. 

*          Michael M. Thomas, age 33, is charged with domestic assault by an habitual offender on or about February 27, 2021.  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. 

*          Adam Stuart Vannoy, age 40, of Denver, Colorado, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with receipt or possession of a unregistered firearm on or about April 8, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with receipt or possession of a firearm unidentified by serial number on or about March 14, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with unlawful user in possession of a firearm on or about March 14, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Charles Warrior, age 54, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender on or about January 16, 2021 continuing to on or about February 19, 2021.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and $5,000 additional special assessment. 

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