Grand Jury for District of Nebraska has returned indictments

Grand Jury for District of Nebraska has returned indictments

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of United States Attorney Joe Kelly:

“United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 19 indictments charging 21 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.

*          Devin L. Ashford, age 32, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with sex trafficking of a minor on or about March 1, 2018 and on or about June 13, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years-Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about October 1, 2016 and on or about December 14, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15-30 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III charges the defendant with sex trafficking by means of force, threat, fraud or coercion on or about March 19, 2014 and on or about June 8, 2016. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is not less than 15 years-Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV charges the defendant with interstate travel for prostitution on or about March 19, 2014 and on or about February 27, 2019. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Brandi J. Baxter, age 39, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with theft of Government money, property, or records on or about February 28, 2011 and continuing through November 1. 2015.  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 false documents on or about August 24, 2016.  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.  Count III charges the defendant with theft of Government money, property, or records on or about June, 2013 and continuing through on or about October, 2015.  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.

*          Tristen A Coleman, age 30, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with Bank Robbery by force from an employee at Bank of the West on or about May 2, 2018.  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.  Count II charges the defendant with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence on or about May 2, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 7 years-Life consecutive to any other term imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Sender Joel Escobar-Soto, age 36, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about February 26, 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.

*          Tyler R. Goehring, age 26, is charged in a seven-count Indictment.  Counts 1-7 charge the defendant with Wire Fraud on or about November 4, 2016, and continuing through at least on or about June 5, 2017.  The Indictment alleges Goehring defrauded American Airlines of payments by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses causing losses of $44,666.71.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted of Counts 1-7 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.

*          Jose Alfredo Huertas-Estrada, age 26, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about February 23, 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.

*          Terrance Ice, age 40, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about February 5, 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.

*          Max Kant, age 47, of Norfolk, Nebraska, is charged in a two-Count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with Bank Fraud on or about July 28, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 30 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with Bank Fraud on or about April 25, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 30 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Travis Allen Larkin, age 28, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with enticement of a minor on or about January 25, 2019. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with commission of an offense involving a minor by a Register Sex Offender on or about January 25, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment consecutive, a $250,000 fine, 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jorge Alberto Machuca Lozano, age 37, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about March 5, 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.

*          Pedro Mejia-Guardado, age 35, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction 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.

*          Oscar Molina Mendez, age 38, of Sioux City, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about February 1, 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.

*          Noe Morales Carrion, age 42, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about February 26, 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.

*          Orlando Olaya-Morales, age 22, of Bloomfield, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about April 2, 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.

*          Amilcar Sauzo Guerrero, age 40, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about March 5, 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.

*          Jorge Trejo-Rodriguez, age 26, of Grand Island, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with being an Illegal Alien in possession of a firearm on or about September 4, 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 illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about March 12, 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.

*          Emmanuel Urrutia-Ramos, age 26, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation from on or about March 1, 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.

*          Isaac Johnson, age 49, Anthony Moore, age 47, and Amanda Ferrell, age 31, are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine from October, 2017 and continuing through February 17, 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.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency and a 2011 Nissan Altima seized on or about February 17, 2019.

Contact Drug Enforcement Unit Chief John Higgins at 402-661-3700 for further information.

*          Robert Lee Wright, age 36, of Cleveland, Tennessee, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with transportation of child pornography on or about December 1, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment and a $5,000 additional special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or about December 23, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment and a $5,000 additional special assessment.”