Wyoming Federal Judge Sentences Seven
A Wyoming federal judge recently sentenced one woman and six men for fraud, drugs, firearms, child pornography and illegal alien crimes, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson handed down all the sentences.
Heather Dayle Gould, 29, of Lander was sentenced on one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of food stamp fraud. She received three years of probation, and was ordered to pay $20,807.65 in restitution.
The Fraud and Recovery Unit of the Department of Family Services investigated this case.
Kennith Joseph Cassady, 41, of Gillette was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Cassady self-surrendered in Casper. He received nine years two months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $250 in restitution.
This case was investigated by the Laramie Police Department, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Johnson sentenced two men for child pornography crimes:
Orin Loos, 69, of Cheyenne was sentenced for possession of child pornography. Loos received five years of probation and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $15,080 in restitution.
William David Larson, 19, of Casper was sentenced for transportation of child pornography. Larson received 14 years of imprisonment, to be followed by 10 years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $3,000 in restitution.
Both cases were investigated by the DCI's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.
Johnson also sentenced three Mexican nationals for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien. The defendants were sentenced to time served plus 10 days, ordered to pay $100 special assessments, and are subject to deportation upon release from custody.
Diego Armando Medrano-Lopez, 23, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was arrested in Gillette.
Rosalio Solis-Solorio, 30, of Michoacán, Mexico, was arrested in Cheyenne.
Ricardo Vazquez-Martinez, 41, of Michoacán, Mexico, was arrested in Casper.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated these cases.