Category: Iowa – Southern District

Bank Heist Sends Waterloo Felon to Federal Prison for Over a Decade | USAO-NDIA

A convicted felon who robbed a bank five days after committing an armed robbery of a convenience store was sentenced on November 12, 2020, to 13 years in federal prison. …

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Eastern Iowa Podiatrist Sentenced in Opioid Diversion Scheme | USAO-NDIA

A podiatrist who wrote fraudulent hydrocodone prescriptions to acquaintances so that they would fill the prescriptions and give him pills was sentenced on November 6, 2020.  Steven Walter Beevers, age…

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Carroll Man to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy | USAO-NDIA

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while also illegally possessing a firearm was sentenced November 3, 2020, to 10 years in federal prison. John Sanchez, 40, from Carroll, Iowa,…

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Former Sioux City Wastewater Treatment Plant Shift Supervisor Sentenced for Violating the Clean Water Act | USAO-NDIA

A Sioux City man who conspired to rig environmental testing at a large Iowa regional wastewater treatment plant was sentenced today. Patrick James Schwarte, age 71, from Sioux City, Iowa,…

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Man Who Emailed Video of Teenager Being Raped Sentenced to Federal Prison | USAO-NDIA

A man who distributed videos online depicting the sexual abuse of children, including one in which a male teenager was lying face down and sexually assaulted, was sentenced November 5,…

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Fairfax Man Convicted at Trial After Evidence Showed He Sold More Than 25 Pounds of Methamphetamine | USAO-NDIA

A man who sold methamphetamine out of his residence in Fairfax, Iowa, and also possessed firearms in connection with his drug trafficking was convicted by a jury on November 4,…

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Robbing a Small Town Bank at Gunpoint Sends Man to Federal Prison for More Than Nine Years | USAO-NDIA

A man who robbed a bank at gunpoint was sentenced on November 3, 2020, to more than nine years in federal prison. Luis Angel Vega, age 28, from Austin, Minnesota,…

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Central City Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison | USAO-NDIA

A Central City man who distributed over seven kilograms of meth from 2017 to 2018 was sentenced November 2, 2020, to more than 16 years in federal prison.  Brian Jeffrie…

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DNA Found on Firearm Results in Federal Prison Sentence | USAO-NDIA

A man who was a felon and drug user and hid a firearm outside his former girlfriend’s home in Waterloo was sentenced today to four years in federal prison. Michael…

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Sioux City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Offense | USAO-NDIA

A man who illegally possessed a gun was sentenced October 29, 2020, to six years in federal prison. Cordaro Whitsel, age 31, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term…

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