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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 4, 2017
John R. Green
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mark N. Trimble

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Jose Ulices Valenzuela-Gradiz, 35, of San Marcos de Colon, Choluteca, Honduras, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on August 3, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Valenzuela-Gradiz was arrested in Worland, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, 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.
 
Fermin Fidencio Fausto, 38, of Evanston, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 1, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Fausto was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. He received 72 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three 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.
 
Chase Mckay Stagner, 21, of Chico, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 1, 2017, for two counts of production of child pornography. Stagner was arrested in California. He received 180 months of imprisonment, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and a $5,000.00 Justice for Victims Trafficking Act assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
Christian Alberto Zamorano-Duran, 25, of Cajeme, Sonora, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on July 31, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Zamorano-Duran was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, 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.
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