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David Lawless Sentenced to Prison for Use Of A Destructive Device During A Crime Of Violence At A Bookstore At Colorado Mills Shopping Mall

December 20, 2012

DENVER – Denver resident, David Joseph Lawless, age 32, of Denver, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel to serve 240 months (20 years) in federal prison for use of a destructive device during a crime of violence, United States Attorney John Walsh, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Andrew Traver and Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agent in Charge James Yacone announced. The Lakewood Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff‘s Office, and the Colorado State Patrol played a critical role in the investigation and apprehension of Lawless as well. More »

Steven Alexander Acton Sentenced in U.S. District Court

November 8, 2012

The United States Attorney‘s Office announced that during a federal court session in Helena, on November 8, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, STEVEN ALEXANDER ACTON, a 27-year-old resident of Libby, appeared for sentencing. ACTON was sentenced to a term of: More »

Activity In The United States Attorney's Office

October 25, 2012

Frederick Willard Stidham, Jr., 39, of Missouri, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 23, 2012, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Stidham was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming.More »

Anthony Alex Roll Sentenced in U.S. District Court

October 11, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 29, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ANTHONY ALEX ROLL, a 27-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing.More »

Greeley Area Criminals Sentenced to a Combined 142 years in Federal Prison as a Result of the ATF RAGE Task Force's Work

October 4, 2012

Denver – The ATF led Greeley RAGE Task Force (Regional Anti-Gang Enforcement), including the Greeley Police Department and the FBI, have investigated, prosecuted, and now have had sentenced 30 defendants for gun and drug crimes in Greeley, U.S. Attorney John Walsh, Denver ATF Special Agent in Charge Andrew Traver, and Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner announced.More »

Tracer Kaughn Chovanak Sentenced in U.S. District Court

October 2, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on October 1, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, TRACER KAUGHN CHOVANAK, a 27-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared for sentencing. CHOVANAK was sentenced to a term of:More »

ATF Extends $5,000 Reward in Bozeman School Fire to Include Other Suspicious Fires

September 27, 2012

BOZEMAN, MONT. — Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Andrew L. Traver, Denver Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Bozeman Police Chief Ron Price and Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin, today announced the previous reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire at Heritage Christian School, 4310 Durston Road, Bozeman, will be extended to several other fires that occurred in Bozeman over the past four weeks.More »

Thornton Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Federal Prison

September 5, 2012

DENVER – Tito Ontiveros, age 34, of Thornton, Colorado, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to serve 262 months (over 20 years) in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possessing a sawed off shotgun, United States Attorney John Walsh and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Andrew Traver announced.More »

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

August 30, 2012

Charles P. Triplet, Jr., 39, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin on August 30, 2012, for driving under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or dangerous drugs. He received six months of imprisonment, to be followed by one year of supervised release.More »

Donald E. Foster Sentenced in U.S. District Court

August 29, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 29, 2012, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, DONALD E. FOSTER, age 38, appeared for sentencing. FOSTER was sentenced to a term of:More »

Thaddeus Clinton Jones Sentenced in U.S. District Court

August 8, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 8, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, THADDEUS CLINTON JONES, a 35-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, appeared for sentencing.More »

New Leader for ATF Denver Field Division

August 7, 2012

DENVER – ATF announces the arrival of Andrew L. Traver, as the new SAC of the Denver Field Division.More »

ATF and the Arvada Police Department Arrest Man Responsible for Selling Over 500 Cartridges of Explosives

July 30, 2012

DENVER – Two Metro Denver men were indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Denver on charges of unlawful acts with explosives, United States Attorney John Walsh and ATF Special Agent in Charge Andrew Traver announced.More »

Activity in the U.S. Attorney's Office

July 12, 2012

Rayburn Scott Harmon, 23, of Loveland, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on July 9, 2012 for use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.More »

Richard Lyon Meza Sentenced in U.S. District Court

July 12, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 12, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, RICHARD LYNDON MEZA, a 20-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing.More »

Charles Edward Jackson Sentenced in U.S. District Court

July 11, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on July 10, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, CHARLES EDWARD JACKSON, a 39-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared for sentencing.More »

Boulder County Medical Marijuana Care Giver with Conviction for First Degree Murder Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession of an Illegal Gun and Marijuana Distribution Charges

July 11, 2012

DENVER –Stylios Alton Trachanas, age 41, formerly of Boulder County, Colorado, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Brooke Jackson to serve 110 months (over 9 years) in federal prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a destructive device, the Department of Justice announced today.More »

Marvin Eric Galloway Sentenced in U.S. District Court

June 26, 2012

 

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 26, 2012, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, MARVIN ERIC GALLOWAY, a 29–year–old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. GALLOWAY was sentenced to a term of:More »

Activity in the United States Attorney’s Office

June 21, 2012

Ramon Orta–Hernandez, 26, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 21, 2012, for illegal re–entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Orta–Hernandez was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming. He received time served, was ordered to pay a $100.00 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.More »

Colorado Springs Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

June 14, 2012

DENVER – Leon Henderson Askew, age 40, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was sentenced late last week to serve 130 months (over 10 years) in federal prison for gun and drug crimes. The sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. Following his prison sentence, Askew was ordered to serve 5 years on supervised release. The defendant appeared at the hearing in custody, and was remanded at the hearing's conclusion. More »

ATF Makes Multiple Arrests of Defendants Possessing and Distributing Methamphetamine – Over 54 Firearms and 9,000 Rounds of Ammunition Seized

DENVER – One May 9, 2012, a federal grand jury in Denver returned an indictment charging three defendants with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and ATF Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson announced today. One defendant, Andrew Aldridge, age 31, of Denver, appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver yesterday, where he was advised of the charges pending against him, and the penalties associated with those charges. Another defendant, Robert Blankenship, age 47, of Lakewood, is currently in state custody. More »

Bobby James Laney Sentenced in U.S. District Court

May 23, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 23, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, BOBBY JAMES LANEY, a 25–year–old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. LANEY was sentenced to a term of:More »

Lakewood Resident Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

May 7, 2012

DENVER – Curtis Alan David, age 22, of Lakewood, Colorado, was sentenced last Friday, May 4, 2012 by U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to serve 120 months (10 years) in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced. David, who appeared at the hearing in custody, was remanded.More »

Leigh Ann Richey Sentenced in U.S. District Court

April 26, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on April 26, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, LEIGH ANN RICHEY, a 29-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. RICHEY was sentenced to a term of:More »

Earl Albert Moore Sentenced to Life in Prison for Use of a Destructive Device During a Crime of Violence

April 5, 2012

DENVER — Earl Albert Moore, age 66, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane to serve life in federal prison for use of a destructive device during and in relation to a crime of violence. Specifically, Moore left a destructive device at the Southwest Plaza Mall on April 20, 2011. Moore, who appeared at the hearing in custody, was remanded.More »

Northern Arapaho Man Sentenced for Arson and Burglary (U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming)

March 1, 2012

U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced that on February 29, 2012, Lamar Duran, a twenty-four year old Northern Arapaho Tribal member from the Wind River Indian Reservation, was sentenced for his role in the September 2011, arson and burglary of the Arapahoe Baptist Church. More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

February 14, 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Marvin G. Richardson announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of The Man Cave, a pawn shop and federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 109 4th Street, Rawlins, Cheyenne, WY.More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

February 2, 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Marvin G. Richardson announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of The Man Cave, a pawn shop and federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 109 4th Street, Rawlins, Cheyenne, WY.More »

Steven Gilbert ROUBIDEAUX – Wanted Poster

January 31, 2012

Steven ROUBIDEAUX is wanted on a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm in violation of 18 USC 922(g)(1). He has been a fugitive since September of 2011. ROUBIDEAUX is last known to be living in a trailer house at 229 E. Lathrop Rd., Lot 92, Evansville, WY. Information indicates that the fugitive's daughter picked him up from work and he hasn't been seen since.More »

Activity in the United States Attorney’s Office

January 26, 2012

Myron Smith, 34, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on January 19, 2012, for being a felon in possession of a strong> firearm. Smith was arrested in Cheyenne. He received 84 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $700.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesMore »

Harley Clifford Combres Sentenced in U.S. District Court

January 26, 2012

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 25, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, HARLEY CLIFFORD COMBRES, a 28-year-old citizen of Canada, appeared for sentencing.More »

Fort Collins Police Services, Loveland Police, ATF Announces $5, 000 Reward in Theft of Firearms

January 24, 2012

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Fort Collins police and Loveland police announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of two businesses in the Northern Colorado area.More »

Members and Associates of Hell’s Lovers Motorcycle Club Indicted for Firearm and Drug Crimes

January 23, 2012

DENVER — Late Friday night, January 20, 2012, Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and Deputy U.S. Marshals, working with the Denver Police Department and various local law enforcement agencies, arrested eleven members or associates of the Hell’s Lovers motorcycle club (HLMC) on federal warrants. Another defendant was arrested by the Thornton Police Department on Saturday. Another federal defendant is in the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections. There are an additional six federal defendants who are fugitives.More »