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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 16, 2017
John R. Green
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mark N. Trimble

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office Sentences

Kenneth Thomas Minow, 60, of Miles City, Montana, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 15, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Minow was arrested in Miles City, Montana. He received time served, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Jose Nain Sanchez-Aburto, 31, of Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 14, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Sanchez-Aburto was arrested in Teton County, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was order 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.

Jose Roberto Maya-Tzompa, 26, of Mexico City, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 13, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Maya-Tzompa was arrested in Teton County, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was order 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.

David Michael Hogan, 64, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 13, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for transportation of a stolen vehicle. Hogan received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $20,069.85 in restitution and a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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