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Black Market Marijuana Growers Sent To Federal Prison

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Huanyu Yan, age 54, and wife You Lan Xiang, age 50, both of Aurora, Colorado, were sentenced earlier this week for their role in a large-scale residential black market marijuana grow. Mr. Yan was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison, and his wife, Xiang, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. Both were found guilty in December of 2019 of marijuana cultivation following a four-day jury trial. Yan and Xiang appeared at the sentencing hearing in custody, and were remanded at its conclusion. DEA Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Deanne Reuter joined in this announcement.

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Thirty Indicted for Drug Trafficking

Thank you in part to US Attorney, DEA, FBI, HSI, ICE, Colorado State Patrol, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Aurora Police Department.

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn, along with federal, state, and local partners, today announced that 30 defendants were indicted in two federal grand jury indictments for trafficking drugs, including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Of the 30 defendants indicted, 24 have been arrested and one is in state custody on a separate charge. Four others are in Mexico and one is at large in the United States. The FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Douglas County Sheriff and the Aurora Police Department all joined in the announcement.

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Ute Mountain Ute Man Found Guilty Of Violent Sexual And Physical Assault of Wife Following Week-Long Jury Trial

DURANGO – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that David Sidney Wells, age 43, of Towaoc, Colorado, was found guilty last week of federal sexual and physical assault charges following a week-long jury trial. Wells appeared at trial in custody and was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service at the trial’s conclusion. The FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) joined in today’s announcement.

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Con-Man Sentenced To 63 More Months In Federal Prison After Stealing Over $1,000,000 From Friends And Family

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Anthony Bueno, age 45, of Brighton, Colorado, was sentenced to serve 63 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiring with this girlfriend to launder over $1,000,000 taken from friends and family through two separate wire fraud schemes. He was also ordered to pay $1,301,829.16 in restitution to the victims of his crime. This federal prison sentence is consecutive to the 30-month federal prison sentence imposed on the defendant two weeks ago for his role in a separate bribery scheme. Bueno remains in custody. The Denver FBI joined in today’s announcement.

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Colorado Springs Man Convicted of Bank Fraud

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Jack V. Smalley, age 70, of Colorado Springs was found guilty following a four-day jury trial for bank fraud related to a mortgage application with the Navy Federal Credit Union.  The Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Internal Revenue Service--Criminal Investigations, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations join in this announcement.

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Two Immigrants, A Pastor, And An Army Sergeant Convicted For Marriage/Immigration Scheme

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn today announced that four defendants, Rajesh Ramcharan, age 45, Diann Ramcharan, age 37, Sergeant Galima Murry, age 31, and Pastor Ken Harvell, age 60, have been found guilty following a nine-day jury trial for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and making false statements regarding that fraud to the government. The jury announced the guilty verdicts yesterday, January 16, 2020, after approximately three hours of deliberation. No sentencing date has yet been set. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Army Criminal Investigations Division (Army CID), joined in the announcement.

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Businessman Sentenced To Two-And-A-Half Years Imprisonment For Conspiring To Bribe Veterans Affairs Official

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced today that Anthony Bueno, age 45, was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a VA official so that clients of his company would gain an unfair advantage in the VA contracting process.  Bueno was remanded into custody immediately after the sentencing hearing.  The FBI’s Denver Field Office and the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, Criminal Investigations Division, Central Field Office joined in today’s announcement.

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Denver Doctor Justin Neisler Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Dr. Justin Neisler, MD, age 31 of Denver, Colorado, pleaded guilty yesterday to the production of child pornography before U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore.  Dr. Neisler appeared at the change of plea hearing in custody and was remanded at the hearing’s conclusion.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Moore on May 22, 2020.  The Denver office of the FBI joined in this announcement.

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U.S. Attorney, DEA, Montrose County Sheriff and Montrose Police Chief Announce Major Drug Enforcement Action

DENVER – Following a year-long investigation, thirteen Montrose residents were indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver and charged with the drug distribution crimes.  State officers, county sheriff deputies and the DEA then arrested eleven of the indicted individuals.  The announcement was made by United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Deanne Reuter, Montrose County Sheriff Gene Lillard and Montrose Police Chief Blaine Hall.  The arrested defendants were transported to Grand Junction, where they are making their initial appearances before a U.S. Magistrate Judge.  At that appearance they will be advised of their rights and the charges pending against them.

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CO Department of Public Safety – Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

DHSEM Safe2Tell Analyst I

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY

 This position will be assigned a rotating  24/7 schedule. 

Applications will be limited to the first 35 that are submitted or those submitted by the closing date of 02/05//2020, whichever occurs first.

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CIAC Watch Center/Safe2Tell Supervisor

Applicants must be a current resident of the State of Colorado at the time of application to be eligible for this position. This announcement will be open to the first 30 applicants or until 5 pm February 2, 2020, whichever occurs first.

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