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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Christopher A. Crofts
, United States Attorney
Contact: John R. Powell

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office Sentences

Leonel Gomez-Hernandez, a/k/a Fernando Hernandez, 26, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 17, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Gomez-Hernandez 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.

Robert Tyler Watt, 29, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 16, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for being a felon in possession of firearms. Watt was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 80 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $500.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Kevin Patrick Michael, 21, of Westminster, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 16, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Michael was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 35 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 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Richard James Clifton, 29, of Evanston, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Scott W. Skavdahl on November 15, 2016, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Clifton was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 28 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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