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Activity in the United States Attorney’s Office

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 13, 2013
  • District of Wyoming (307) 772-2124

Joseph Richard Adams, 55, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 12, 2013, for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Adams was arrested in Los Angeles, California. He received 24 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release. In addition, the court determined restitution was mandatory; however, final determination was delayed for 90 days. The preliminary figure for restitution is $4,475.034.63, inclusive of penalties and interest, if applicable. Restitution will be imposed jointly and severally on all co-defendants in 12CR-00058S. The court ordered forfeiture in the amount of $584,051.99. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office, the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Secret Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Efrain Tzompa-Herdandez, 33, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 10, 2013, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Tzompa-Hernandez was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Donnie Lue Neice, 42, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 10, 2013, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Neice was obtained via a Writ from state custody. He received 38 months of imprisonment, to run concurrent with his state conviction for grand larceny. In addition, Neice will serve three years of supervised release after serving his sentence and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and a $250.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.