Quarterly Report for Special Assistant United States Attorney
August 2008

 

I.            Indicted Defendants (71):

Sergio Villarreal (Caldwell, Canyon County): Possession of sawed-off shotgun
Noel Rodriguez (Caldwell, Canyon County): Possession of sawed-off shotgun
Christopher Ohlsson (Nampa, Canyon County): Drug user in possession of firearm (two counts), possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana
Marlow Campos (Boise, Ada County): Felon in possession of firearm
Joshua Boyer (Boise, Ada County): Felon in possession of firearm
Steven Gallinger (Caldwell, Canyon County): Drug user in possession of firearm, possession of marijuana
Leeroy Salazar (Caldwell, Canyon County): Felon in possession of firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana
 Rock Mendoza (Caldwell, Canyon County): Felon in possession of ammunition
Greg Espaza (Caldwell, Canyon County): Felon in possession of ammunition
Jose Cartagena Reyes (Caldwell, Canyon County): Illegal reentry to the United States
Luis Almeida-Escanero (Caldwell, Canyon County): Illegal Alien in possession of ammunition
Cassandra Perez (Nampa, Canyon County): Straw purchase of firearm
Annibal Silva-Puga (Caldwell, Canyon County): Straw purchase of firearm
Liza Bernal (Caldwell, Canyon County): Straw purchase of firearm
Eddie Alfaro (Arrested in Nampa, resident of Caldwell, Canyon County): Felon in Possession of Firearm (two counts)
Anthony Perazzo (Boise, Ada County): Supervised Release Violation (Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to deliver)
Cesar Tellez-Castro (Caldwell, Canyon County): Unlawful possession of sawed-off shotgun
Sergio Chavez-Cruz (Caldwell, Canyon County): Unlawful possession of a sawed-off rifle
Arturo Flores (Boise, Ada County): Felon in possession of firearm; unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun
Pedro Rodriguez (Caldwell, Canyon County): Unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun, Illegal alien in possession of a firearm
Segio Colin-Martinez (Caldwell, Canyon County): Illegal re-entry immigration case
Juan Pantoja-Ramirez (Caldwell, Canyon County): Possession of a sawed-off shotgun
Michael Goddard (Horseshoe Bend, Boise County): Violent felon in possession of numerous firearms
Kirkley Evans (Boise, Ada County): Violent felon in possession of NFA weapon           
Juan Diaz-Vargas (Caldwell, Canyon County): Possession of a sawed-off rifle
Paul Cano (Owyhee County): Violent felon in possession of a firearm
Gaynell Pickinpaugh (Boise, Ada County): Drug user in possession of two firearms
Saul Omar Sanchez-Delgado (Caldwell, Canyon County): Illegal re-entry immigration case
Ryan Stuard (Boise, Ada County): Felon in possession of a firearm
Victor Landeros Villa (Boise National Forest, Boise County): Manufacture of Marijuana and fraudulent immigration documents
Christopher Torres (Caldwell, Canyon County): Felon in possession of a firearm

Ramiro Hernandez-Carmona (Caldwell, Canyon County): Illegal re-entry immigration case
Alfredo Esparza, Sr. (Caldwell, Canyon County): Distributing Methamphetamine (4 counts); Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Felon in possession of a firearm (2 counts)
Lucio Esparza (Caldwell, Canyon County): Distributing Methamphetamine (2 Counts); Drug user in possession of a firearm (2 Counts)
Floyd Lay (Wilder, Payette County): Felon in possession of a firearm
Matthew Lanz (Boise, Ada County): Felon in possession of a firearm (two counts)
Antoine Knight (Caldwell, Canyon County, resident of New Jersey): Felon in possession of a firearm
Stephen Carlson (Twin Falls): Felon in possession of firearm (four counts)
Richard Bloxham (Boise, Ada County): Felon in possession of a firearm; Possession of NFA weapon
Panther Herrera (Caldwell, Canyon County): Felon in possession of a firearm; Possession of NFA weapon
Juan Quiroz-Tafolla: (Gooding County): Illegal re-entry immigration case
Anthony Austin (Boise, Ada County):  Drug User in Possession of a Firearm, Distribution of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm in furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime,
Stephanie Hofman (Caldwell, Canyon County):  Felon in possession of ammunition; Transfer of ammunition to prohibited person
Jose Gomez-Gaona (Caldwell, Canyon County): Illegal re-entry immigration case
Clinton Bays, Jr. (Boise, Ada County): Drug User in Possession of Firearms  (seven counts); Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime (seven counts); Possession of Heroin; Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises
Saul Senorvilla-Rangel (Caldwell, Canyon County): Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Possession of Cocaine; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Drug User in Possession of a Firearm (two counts); Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises
John Daniel Lopez (Boise, Ada County): Felon in Possession of Ammunition; Drug User in Possession of Ammunition
Everett Peone (Boise, Ada County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts); Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number
Tobias Leary (Boise, Ada County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of an Unregistered Firearm; Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number
Louis Nickel (Middleton, Canyon County): Drug User in Possession of a Firearm (three counts); Possession of an Unregistered Firearm
Joshua Larrea (Owyhee County and Canyon County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts); Felon in Possession of Ammunition (two counts)
Jose Carrillo, Jr. (Nampa, Canyon County): Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (three counts); Distribution of Cocaine; Distribution of Methamphetamine
Jose Bernal Molina, III (Boise, Ada County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Drug User in Possession of a Firearm
James Lee Goodenough (New Plymouth, Payette County): Possession of an Unregistered Firearm; Drug User in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number
Rafael Soto (Buhl, Twin Falls County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm (three counts); Distribution of Methamphetamine
Sammy Garcia, Jr. (Fruitland, Payette County): Possession of an Unregistered Firearm; Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number
Forest Saba (Caldwell, Canyon County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Noe Aleman-Ramos (Caldwell, Canyon County): Illegal re-entry immigration case
Anthony Bernal (Owyhee and Canyon County): Possession of an Unregistered Firearm
Joshua Cabe Holman (Twin Falls County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine
Rick Pacheco Ramirez (Nampa, Canyon County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Jesus Delgado-Castillo (Caldwell, Canyon County): Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm; Illegal Possession of a Firearm with a Removed Serial Number
Daniel Gene Montgomery (Boise, Ada County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Drug User in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute; Possession of a Firearm in Futherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
Julian Jose Garza (Caldwell, Canyon County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Gabriel Garza (Notus, Canyon County): Drug user in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
Jeremy Whitten (Boise, Ada County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Henry Arnold Martinez (Caldwell, Canyon County): Distribution of Methamphetamine
Paul Almarez (Caldwell, Canyon County): Distribution of Methamphetamine
Daniel Paz (Nampa, Canyon County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts)
Brandon Jefferson Hoodenpyle (Boise, Ada County): Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Javier Nunez-Villarreal (Boise, Ada County): Illegal Re-entry immigration case

II.            Sentenced Defendants (23):

Cesar Tellez-Castro: Pleaded guilty to possessing sawed-off shotgun, sentenced to 30 months prison, three years supervised release, no contact with gang members or gang paraphernalia, $100 special assessment.  Currently housed at a Federal Correctional Institute in Susanville, California.

Steven Gallinger: Pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearm by a user of a controlled substance, sentenced to seven months incarceration, with credit for time served, six months in a halfway house, three years supervised release, no contact with gang members or gang paraphernalia, $2000 fine, $100 special assessment and 60 hours of community service.

Anthony Perazzo: Pleaded guilty to supervised release violations, sentenced to seven months prison, 53 months supervised release, submit DNA sample.

Sergio Villarreal: Pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun, sentenced to 46 months prison, three years supervised release, no contact with gang members or gang paraphernalia, $100 special assessment.  Currently housed at a Federal Correctional Institute outside of Los Angeles, California.

Noel Rodriguez: Pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun, sentenced to 18 months prison, three years supervised release, no contact with gang members or gang paraphernalia, $100 special assessment.  Currently housed at a Federal Correctional Institute outside of Los Angeles, California.

Chirstopher Ohlsson: Pleaded guilty to being a drug user in possession of a firearm, sentenced to 30 months in prison, three years supervised release, no contact with gang members or gang paraphernalia, $100 special assessment.  Currently housed in a Federal Correctional Institute in Susanville, California.

Joshua Boyer: Pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, sentenced to 27 months prison, three years supervised release, no contact with gang members or gang paraphernalia, $100 special assessment.  Currently housed in a Federal Correctional Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.

Rock Mendoza: Pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition, sentenced to 32 months prison, three years supervised release, $100 special assessment.  Currently housed in a Federal Correctional Institute outside of Los Angeles, California.

Jose Cartagena Reyes: Pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported, sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The defendant is currently housed in a Federal Correctional Institute in California City, California, after he serves his sentence he will be deported to El Salvador.

Cassandra Perez: Pleaded guilty to making a false statement when purchasing a firearm for a prohibited person, sentenced to six months home detention, with three months of electronic monitoring, four years of Probation, no contact with gang members, $100 special assessment. 

Sergio Chavez-Cruz: Pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a sawed off rifle, sentenced to 30 months in prison, three years supervised release, $100 special assessment.  Currently housed in a Federal Correctional Institute in Taft, California.

Sergio Colin-Martinez:  Pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry, sentenced to seven months prison, $100 special assessment, and one year of supervised release. Defendant is currently housed in a United States Penitentiary in Lompoc, California, after he serves his sentence he will be deported to Mexico.

Leeroy Salazar:  Pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm, sentenced to 30 months in prison, $1500 fine, $100 special assessment, three years of supervised release, no contact with gang members or gang paraphernalia.  Defendant is currently serving another sentence in the Idaho State Correctional Institute.  His federal sentence was ordered to be run partially consecutive to his state sentence and at the conclusion of his state sentence he will be sent to federal prison.

Liza Bernal:  Pleaded guilty to making a false statement when purchasing a firearm for a prohibited person, sentenced to two days of jail, three years of probation, $200 special assessment, $360 fine, ordered to have no contact with gang members.

Ramiro Hernandez-Carmona: Pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison, $100 special assessment, and will be deported to Mexico at the conclusion of his prison sentence.

Arturo Flores: Pleaded guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, sentenced to 63 months in prison, $100 special assessment, three years of supervised release.  Defendant is currently housed in a Federal Correctional Institute in Sheridan, Oregon.

Marlow Campos: Pleaded guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, sentenced to 63 months in prison, to run concurrently to state sentence beginning on July 25, 2012, three years of supervised release, no contact with gang members or gang paraphernalia, $100 special assessment.

Victor Landeros-Villa: Pleaded guilty to Manufacture of Marijuana, sentenced to 18 months in prison, $100 special assessment, and will be deported to Mexico at the conclusion of his prison sentence.  Defendant is currently housed in a federal correctional center in California City, California.

Paul Cano: Pleaded guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, sentenced to 37 months in prison, $100 special assessment, and three years of supervised release.  Defendant is currently housed in a Federal Correctional Institute in Sheridan, Oregon.

Christopher Torres: Pleaded guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, sentenced to 37 months in prison, $100 special assessment, and three years of supervised release.

Saul Sanchez-Delgado: Pleaded guilty to Unlawful Re-entry, sentenced to 8 months prison, credit for time served, will immediately be deported to Mexico.

Gaynell Pickenpaugh: Pleaded guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, sentenced to 10 months of prison, three years of supervised release and a $1500 fine.

Kirkley Evans: Pleaded guilty to Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, sentenced to 37 months in prison, and three years of supervised release.

 

III.            The following defendants have pleaded guilty and are set for plea and sentencing.

Panther Herrera: sentencing set for August 18, 2008
Michael Goddard: sentencing set for August 22, 2008
Floyd Lay: sentencing set for August 25, 2008
Ryan Stuard: sentencing set for September 15, 2008
Anthony Austin: sentencing set for October 2, 2008
Jose Carrillo, Jr.: sentencing set for October 6, 2008
Matthew Lanz: sentencing set for October 6, 2008
Edward Alfaro: sentencing set for October 12, 2008
Stephanie Hofman: sentencing set for October 15, 2008
Clinton Dewitt Bays, Jr.: sentencing set fo October 30, 2008
Louis Nickel: sentencing set for October 30, 2008

 

IV.            Conviction Rate:   91%