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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Christopher A. Crofts
, United States Attorney
Contact: John R. Powell

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

John Patrick Nordmann, 59, of Laramie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, on February 16, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Nordmann was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming. He received 36 months of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $250.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
 
James Herman Bell, 44, of Evanston, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on February 15, 2017, for possession of an unregistered firearm, destructive device. Bell was arrested in Rawlins, Wyoming. He received 18 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $250.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
 
Cheryl Ann McGill, 53, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on February 13, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. McGill was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona. She received 108 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $400.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
 
Andrew Leon VanSteenbergen, 24, of Bellflower, California, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on February 13, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. VanSteenbergen was arrested in Sundance, Wyoming. He received 87 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $400.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.
 
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