Madison Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment

January 5, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on January 4, 2012 released the following:

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

Rock Springs Man Charged with Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

Anthony J. Bonham, 43, Rock Springs, Wis., is charged with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. The indictment alleges that on August 5, 2011, Bonham distributed computer image and video files which depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment further alleges that on November 16, 2011, he possessed four computer hard drives and a CD-R which contained child pornography.

If convicted, Bonham faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the distribution count, and a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the possession count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.”

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James Byers Indicted by a Cedar Rapids Federal Grand Jury for Allegedly Distributing Child Pornography, Receiving Child Pornography, and Possessing a Computer Containing Child Pornography

October 19, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 18, 2011 released the following:

“Belle Plaine Man Charged with Child Pornography Offenses

James Byers, age 56, from Belle Plaine, Iowa, has been charged with three child pornography offenses. The charges are contained in an indictment unsealed October 11, 2011, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. The indictment alleges that, between May 2007 and February 2009, Byers knowingly distributed child pornography, received child pornography, and possessed a computer containing child pornography.

If convicted, Byers faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 50 years’ imprisonment, $750,000 in fines, $300 in special assessments, and at least five years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

Byers appeared on October 13, 2011, for a detention hearing in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond. Byers’ next appearance for trial is set for December 12, 2011.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Belle Plaine Police Department.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is CR 11-149.”

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Madison Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments

September 29, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on September 28, 2011 released the following:

“MADISON, WI— 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.

Eau Claire Man Charged with Child Pornography Crimes

David J. Kmetz, 43, Eau Claire, Wis., is charged with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing a computer hard drive containing child pornography. The indictment alleges that on July 26, 2010, he distributed computer images and video files containing visual depictions involving the use of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and that he possessed the computer hard drive on January 11, 2011.

If convicted, Kmetz faces a penalty of at least five years and up to 20 years in federal prison on the distribution count, and 10 years on the possession count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Waterloo Man Charged with Embezzlement

Allen R. Howe, 63, Waterloo, Wis., is charged with embezzling $56,723.74, from the Allen Howe & Son, Inc. Simple Retirement Account Trust. The indictment alleges that from December 2006 through September 2009, he withheld that amount of Allen Howe & Son, Inc. employee contributions, and failed to make payments to any financial institution on behalf of those employees.

If convicted, Howe faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz.”

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Brian Gene Montgomery Indicted by a Minneapolis Federal Grand Jury for Receipt of Child Pornography, Distributing Child Pornography, and Possession of Child Pornography

August 19, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 19, 2011 released the following:

“Oakdale Man Indicted for Receiving, Distributing, Possessing Child Pornography

MINNEAPOLIS— An indictment unsealed early this morning charges a 50-year-old Oakdale man with receiving, distributing, and possessing child pornography. The indictment, filed on August 17, 2011, charges Brian Gene Montgomery with three counts of receipt of child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment was unsealed following Montgomery’s initial appearance late yesterday afternoon in federal court.

The indictment alleges that Montgomery received images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct on November 17, 2010, and received a video containing similar material on November 18, 2010. In addition, the indictment alleges that on February 23, 2011, Montgomery distributed an image containing similar conduct, and that on May 4, 2011, he possessed thousands of such images.

If convicted, Montgomery faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each receipt count and the distribution charge, as well as ten years on the possession charge. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Minnesota Cyber Crimes Task Force, which is sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Secret Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura M. Provinzino and Kimberly A. Svendsen.

Presently, the Justice Department is funding a study concerning the correlation between involvement in child pornography and the hands-on sexual abuse of children. A 2008 study (The Butner Study) published in the Journal of Family Violence found that up to 80 percent of federal inmates incarcerated for possession, receipt, or distribution of child pornography also admitted to hands-on sexual abuse of children, ranging from touching to rape.

The U.S. Department of Justice is committed to combating the sexual exploitation of children, particularly via the Internet. In fiscal year 2010, 2,235 defendants pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, 2,222 of whom were sentenced to prison. In fiscal year 2009, 2,083 defendants were sentenced to prison on child pornography charges. For more information about these efforts, please visit the Department’s Project Safe Childhood website, at http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov.”

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Roxanne Janel Jones and Taj A. Isaiah Indicted by a Kansas City Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy and Wire Fraud. Jones is also Charged with Mail Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft.

August 12, 2011

The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Kansas on August 11, 2011 released the following:

“Indictment: Adoption Fraud
Targeted Would-Be Parents For Cash, Gifts

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City woman and a man who allegedly posed as her boyfriend have been indicted on charges of running an adoption scam in which she pretended to be pregnant with twins and willing to let them be adopted in return for money and gifts, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

The indictment alleges the defendants defrauded 14 couples who spent money hiring attorneys and adoption agencies, purchasing airline tickets, booking hotel rooms and making gifts they believed would pave the way for them to adopt.

Roxanne Janel Jones, 34, Kansas City, Mo., and Taj A. Isaiah, 28, Kansas City, Mo., are charged with one count of conspiracy and four counts of wire fraud. In addition, Jones is charged with three counts of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Jones initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed April 13, 2011, in U.S. District Court in Kansas City.

The indictment alleges Isaiah was an acquaintance of Jones who helped her with the scam by pretending at various times to be her husband, her boyfriend or her landlord. The indictment alleges the defendants defrauded couples from California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Tennessee, as well as Bonner Springs, Kan., Olathe, Kan., Shawnee, Kan., Leavenworth, Kan., and Florence, Kan.

In one case, the indictment alleges, Jones contacted American Adoptions, an adoption agency in Overland Park, Kan., claiming to be pregnant with twin boys and willing to give them up for adoption. Jones told the company’s adoption specialist she needed help with rent and groceries. As a result, a couple in Minnesota wired $16,265 to an escrow account in Kansas City and the adoption agency began drawing from the account to make payments to Jones.

In another case, the indictment alleges, a California couple flew to Kansas City where they took Jones and Isaiah to dinner and bought Jones massages, a haircut, groceries and meals. When Jones sent them texts to say the twins had been born and could be picked up at the nursery at KU Medical Center, the hospital told the couple there was no record of Jones giving birth. When Jones tried to renew the talk of adoption, she told the couple at various times she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and she had been injured in a car accident.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Conspiracy: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million.
Wire fraud: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each count.
Mail fraud: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each count.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years consecutive to other sentences and a fine up to $250,000.

The Overland Park Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service investigated. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom and Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley are prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

A grand jury meeting in Kansas City, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

Craig Williams, 21, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred April 28, 2011, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $5 million on the possession with intent to distribute charge, and a penalty of not less than 5 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearms charge. The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Jeffrey Whitmore, 37, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred July 20, 2011, in Kansas City, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana: A maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000.

Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

John B. Holmes, 34, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of Olathe North High School, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and one count of maintaining a residence for the purpose of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 17, 2011, in Johnson County, Kan.

Upon conviction the crimes carry the following penalties:
Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000.

Possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school: Not less than one year and not more than 10 years and a fine up to $50,000.

Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than one year and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $1 million.

The Olathe Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Jimmy A. Barnes, 41, Iola, Kan., and Stacy Lynn Burdine, 42, Iola, Kan., are charged with two counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In addition, Barnes is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of unlawful possession of a sawed off shotgun, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm while a user of controlled substances. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in January and February 2011 in Allen County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Distributing methamphetamine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $4 million.

Unlawful possession of a sawed off shotgun: A maximum penalty of 10 year and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances: A maximum penalty of 10 year and a fine up to $250,000.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

Leon Smith, 54, is charged with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in June and November 2010 in Leavenworth, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the distribution charge, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Raul Zapata-Martinez, 35, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found July 20, 2011, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

Manuel Amparan-Mendoza, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with three counts of possession and use of false documents and three counts of aggravated identity theft. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times in 2008, 2010 and 2011 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on each false document charge and a mandatory two years consecutive to any other sentence on each aggravated identity theft count. The Wichita Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Laura Velasquez-Galvan, 26, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of possession of false documents, three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false statement on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form, and one count of misusing a Social Security card. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2007 in Saline County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Possession of false documents: A maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years in prison to run consecutively to any other sentence on each count and a fine up to $250,000.

False statement on an I-9 form: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

The Salina Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Michael E. Best, 46, Scammon, Kan., is charged with one count of distributing Hydrocodone within 1,000 feet of a public school and one count of possessing Hydrocodone within 1,000 feet of a public school. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in June and July 2011 in Cherokee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than one year and not more than 20 years without parole and a fine up to $1 million on each count. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Larry L. Lyons, 57, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of fraudulently receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 20, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000. The Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General and the Kansas Department of Revenue investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.”

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Pedro Rosales of Houston Indicted by a Houston Federal Grand Jury for Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography

August 6, 2011

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas on August 5, 2011 released the following:

“32-Year Old Houston Man Indicted for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography Ordered Held Without Bond

HOUSTON – A 32-year-old Houston resident has been ordered to remain in federal custody without bond pending trial on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

Following a detention hearing this morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen W. Smith ordered Pedro Rosales, 32, to remain in federal custody pending trial. Indicted on July 26, 2011, by a Houston grand jury, Rosales was transferred on Aug. 2, 2011, from state custody where he has been held since a January 2011 arrest of similar state charges.

The federal charges against Rosales are the result of an investigation conducted by the United States Secret Service (USSS) and members of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (Houston Metro ICAC). During today’s hearing, the court heard testimony regarding that investigation. According to that testimony, Rosales was making child pornography available to others through the use of Peer to Peer software over the Internet. A special agent downloaded an image of child pornography from the extensive list Rosales had allegedly made available on line to those using similar Peer to Peer software by Rosales. The images, which included children under the age of 12 being sexually violated by adults, or positioned in poses which exposed their genitalia in a lewd/lascivious manner or being subjected to bondage, were available from a “shared” folder on his computer.

As part of the investigation, agents obtained records identifying the computer, its location and the subscriber information identifying Rosales. In early January 2011, investigating agents executed a warrant at Rosales’ Houston area home and seized a computer which upon forensic examination was found to contain more than 600 digital images and approximately 36 videos of child pornography. The court also heard testimony that Rosales allegedly attempted to persuade a juvenile family member to claim responsibility for the child pornography believing that if the juvenile claimed the images/videos, the family member would not be prosecuted because of age.

If convicted of distributing child pornography, Rosales faces a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 20 years imprisonment without parole to be followed by a term of supervised release for any term of years up to life during which the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children. Statutorily, the penalty for a possession of child pornography conviction carries a maximum prison term of 10 years. Additionally, if convicted, Rosales will be required to register as a sex offender. Trial is presently set before United States District Court Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore on Oct. 11, 2011.

This case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Assistant United States Attorney Sherri L. Zack is prosecuting the case.”

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Mark Tilford, a Navy JAG Attorney, Sentenced for Receiving/Distributing Child Pornography

July 9, 2011

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas on July 8, 2011 released the following:

“CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Mark Tilford, 44, has been sentenced to 125 months in federal prison for his convictions of receiving and distributing child pornography, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today. Tilford, who at the time of his indictment and arrest was an active duty Navy JAG Lt. Commander, pleaded guilty on March 17, 2011.

At the time of his guilty plea Tilford acknowledged that in July 2010, a detective with the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD), while acting in an undercover capacity, conducted an investigation into the online activities of persons distributing child pornography via peer to peer software. On July 26, 2010, the detective downloaded multiple files of child pornography traced to a computer at Mark Tilford’s residence. As a result, a federal search warrant obtained by federal agents was executed on Tilford’s Corpus Christi home on Oct. 1, 2010. Agents seized several computers and other electronic storage devices. Subsequent forensic analysis of those devices led to the discovery of 266 images and 98 videos of suspected child pornography on two computers, many of which have been identified as containing known victims by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Tilford has been in custody since his arrest on Jan. 5, 2011, by Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), where he will remain pending his transfer to a Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

In sentencing Tilford to the 125-month term of imprisonment, Senior United States District Judge Janis Graham Jack stressed the need to protect the public from Tilford and to discourage others from engaging in similar behavior. Judge Jack also sentenced Tilford to a lifetime term of supervised release and ordered Tilford to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. Judge Jack also ordered Tilford to pay $100,000 restitution to his victim.

This case, prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lance Duke, was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.”

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