Wyoming Federal Judges Sentence Four Men
Federal judges in Wyoming recently sentenced four men for crimes including sexual abuse, firearms, and burglary, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Robert Joseph Aragon, III, 19, of Fort Washakie for sexual abuse in Indian Country. He received five years, 10 months imprisonment, to be followed by 20 years of probation. Skavdahl also ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $5,655.52. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced Randal Phipps, 34, of Laramie for possession of an unregistered firearm, destructive device. Phipps received two years, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Freudenthal also ordered Phipps to pay a $400 fine and a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Freudenthal sentenced Claudio Varela-Varela, 32, of Mexico for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Varela-Varela was arrested in Gillette. He was sentenced to time served, plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100 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.
Freudenthal also sentenced Allen Joseph Whiteplume, Jr., 30, of Riverton for burglary of a post office. He received six months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $2,261.49. This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.