Wyoming Federal Judges Sentence Five For Illegal Alien, Counterfeiting, Drug Crimes
Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced five men for counterfeiting, methamphetamine and illegal alien crimes, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Manuel Moreno, also known as Manuel Moreno Cirillo, 39, of Casper, for counterfeiting and forging obligations (money) of the United States, and for conspiracy for committing that crime. A third count of aiding and abetting counterfeiting was dismissed at Moreno's sentencing.
He received three years one month of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment.
The Casper Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service investigated this case.
Court records say Moreno's co-defendant, Samuel Cardona, pleaded guilty to one count of counterfeiting on Monday. Skavdahl set Cardona's sentencing for Dec. 14. A second count of conspiracy to commit counterfeiting will be dismissed at his sentencing.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced William Lewellyn Curtis, 54, of Rock Springs for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He received four years nine months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation. Johnson also ordered Curtis to pay $900 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.
Johnson also sentenced Curtis' co-defendant James Franklin Alexander, 54, of Rock Springs for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Alexander received two years of imprisonment to be followed by four years of probation. Johnson also ordered Alexander to pay $400 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.
Court records say the government dismissed a second count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting as part of the plea agreements with Curtis and Alexander.
A third co-defendant, Ivan Padilla, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in July. Padilla's sentencing is set for Wednesday.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigated these cases.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced two Mexican nationals for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated these cases.
Monserrat De La Pena-Camacho, 46, of Coahuila, Mexico, was arrested in Natrona County. He received time served plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.
Luis Javier Hernandez-Hernandez, 30, of Mexico City, received time served, plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.