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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Scott C. Blader
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Assigned to Case

Grand Jury Returns Indictments Charging Child Pornography, Tax, Drug, Gun, and Immigration Crimes

MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Illinois Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

Matthew Slaughter, 36, Rockford, Illinois, is charged with possessing child pornography.  The indictment alleges that on November 14, 2016, he possessed a cellular telephone which contained visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  The indictment further alleges that one of the depictions involved a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.

If convicted, Slaughter faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Noblesville (Indiana) Police Department.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.

Former Superior Resident Charged with Tax Crimes

Gregory Date, 71, Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Superior, Wisconsin, is charged with 10 counts of failing to pay to the IRS federal income taxes withheld and FICA taxes due to the United States on behalf of the employees of a company Date co-owned.  The indictment alleges that Date owned 37% of George Date Inc. (GDI) and served as its Secretary/Treasurer; that GDI operated Stardusk House, an assisted living facility for the elderly in Superior, Wisconsin; and that Date worked as its General Manager and was responsible for all financial aspects of the business. 

The indictment alleges that on 10 occasions from July 31, 2012 to October 31, 2014, Date failed to pay over to the IRS all of the federal income taxes withheld and FICA taxes due and owing to the United States on behalf of GDI and its employees.  The indictment alleges that during this period of time, Date failed to pay a total of $91,672.47 in payroll taxes. 

If convicted, Date faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Graber.

Two Marathon County Men Charged with Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Antron Allen, 33, Mosinee, Wisconsin, and Nathaniel Drow, 32, Schofield, Wisconsin, are charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that both the conspiracy count and the possession with intent to distribute count involved 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

If convicted, Allen and Drow face a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison on each count.  The charges against them are the result of an investigation by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Wausau Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner. 

Madison Man Charged With Drug & Gun Crimes

Sirron Buckner, 38, Madison, is charged with possessing cocaine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  The indictment alleges that Buckner possessed the cocaine and a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition on June 19, 2018.

If convicted, Buckner faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the drug count and 10 years on the firearm count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow.  

Stoughton Man Previously Indicted for Gun Crime Charged with Drug Crimes

Seky Daniel, 26, Stoughton, Wisconsin, is charged in a superseding indictment with two counts of distributing crack cocaine and with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  The superseding indictment alleges that he distributed crack cocaine on February 7 and 21, 2018, and that he possessed a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition on March 7, 2018.

Daniel was previously charged with the gun crime in an indictment returned by the grand jury on March 28. 

If convicted, Daniel faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each drug count, and 10 years on the firearm count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Stoughton Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow. 

The indictments charging Sirron Buckner and Seky Daniel were brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.  In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Madison Man Charged with Possessing Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

Adolphus Smith, 27, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that he possessed cocaine on April 9, 2018.

If convicted, Smith faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Dane County Narcotics Task Force.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson.

Woman Charged with Escape

Rachel L. Kopp, 29. Jefferson, Wisconsin, is charged with escaping from the Rock Valley Community Program in Janesville, Wisconsin.  The indictment alleges that she escaped on May 24, 2108, by failing to remain within the extended limits of her confinement for a conviction for a felony offense. 

If convicted, Kopp faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.  The charge against her is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diane Schlipper.

Mexican National Charged with Illegally Reentering U.S.

Ines Aguilar-Mariano, 31, a citizen of Mexico found in Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported.  The indictment alleges that she was found in the U.S. on June 4, 2018.

If convicted, Aguilar-Mariano faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  The charge against her is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman. 

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