U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma
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September 4, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, OK—The results of the September 2014 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

The following individuals have been charged with violations of United States law in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged federal crimes which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

  • Jose Elias Aroca-Lara. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Aroca-Lara, 32, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in January 20006 at Harlingen, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.
  • Steven Ray Auten. Bank Robbery. Auten, 30, of Owasso, is charged with robbing the International Bank of Commerce in Owasso by use of a hoax bomb. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the lead investigative agency.
  • Raymundo Duran, Jorge Jesus Campos-Rodriguez, Robert Wilkerson, Steven James Hernandez, Thomas Carranza, and Leonel Mercado. Drug Conspiracy. Duran, 29, Mercado, 22, both of Perris, California, Campos-Rodriguez, 25, of Colton, California, Wilkerson, 51, of Riverside, California, Hernandez, 56, of San Bernardino, California, and Carranza, 47, of Carson, California, are charged with a drug conspiracy involving 500 grams or more of methamphetamine from April 2012 to January 2013. If convicted, the statutory penalty is not less than 10 years and up to life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine. The defendants also face entry of a $500,000 money judgment. The Drug Enforcement Administration is the investigating agency.
  • Jose Bernardo Gonzalez-Ramos. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Gonzalez-Ramos, 28, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in September 2011 at Laredo, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.
  • Steven Edward Johnson and Chailla Michelle Johnson. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Steven Johnson, 41, and Chailla Johnson, 33, both of Tulsa, are charged with possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. If convicted, the statutory penalty is not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine. U.S. Immigration and Customs Homeland Security Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigating agencies.
  • Agustin Lechuga-Munoz. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Lechuga-Munoz, 32, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in September 2010 at Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.
  • Victor Lozaria-Montoya. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Lozaria-Montoya, 22, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in April 2013 at Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.
  • Jessica Lynn Nealis. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Nealis, 27, of Springfield, Missouri, is charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. The defendant also faces entry of a money judgment and forfeiture of seized currency. The Indictment is the result of a joint investigation by the Eastern Shawnee Tribal Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Office of Justice Services.
  • Roberto Perez-Ruano. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Perez-Ruano, 33, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in September 2011 from Laredo, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.
  • Corry Donta Purify. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition and Maintaining a Drug Involved Premise. Purify, 38, of Tulsa, is charged with unlawfully possession of a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition after prior felony convictions and with maintaining a drug involved premise. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for the firearm and ammunition charge is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; and for maintaining a drug involved premise charge is 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. The defendant also faces forfeiture of the firearm and ammunition. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the investigating agency.
  • Truong Son Do, Hong Van Thi Nguyen, and Vinh Nguyen. Drug Conspiracy, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and Receipt of a Firearm While Under Indictment. Do, 30, Hong Van Thi Nguyen, 29, and Vinh Nguyen, 26, all of Broken Arrow, are charged with drug conspiracy involving marijuana and with possession of less than 50 kilograms of marijuana with intent to distribute. In addition, Do is charged with receiving an AK-47 while under Indictment in Tulsa County District Court. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for each count is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The defendants face entry of a money judgment and forfeiture of the firearm. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the investigating agency.
  • Aaron Grant Washington. Distribution of Methamphetamine. Washington, 39, of Tulsa, is charged with distributing methamphetamine. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. The indictment is the result of a joint investigation by the Osage Nation Police Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Office of Justice Services.
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