TWO INDIVIDUALS INDICTED ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES

PIERRE, S.D. –  Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Steven Ryan Koster, 29, Mitchell and Mitzi Cifuentes, 22, Huron, have been indicted on several drug related charges. The charges include the following:

Steven Ryan Koster

–      three counts of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000 fine

–      two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, class 4 felony, punishable by up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine

–      two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, methamphetamine in a drug free zone, class 4 felony, punishable by up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine

–      one count of possession with intent to distribute one ounce or less of marijuana, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine

–      one count of possession with intent to distribute one ounce or less of marijuana in a drug free zone, class 4 felony, punishable by up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine

–      one count of possession of firearm by one with prior drug conviction, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine

–      one count of possession of two ounces of marijuana or less, class 1 misdemeanor

–      one count of obstructing law enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency management personnel, class 1 misdemeanor

–      one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, class 2 misdemeanor

Mitzi Cifuentes

–      one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5  years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000 fine

–      one count of possession of two ounces of marijuana or less, class 1 misdemeanor

–      one count of obstructing law enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency management personnel, class 1 misdemeanor

–      one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, class 2 misdemeanor

JUNE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCHEDULE RELEASED

PIERRE, S.D. –  With summer under way, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety continues its efforts to discourage people from drinking and then driving by holding sobriety checkpoints statewide during the month of June.

There are 35 checkpoints scheduled in 24 different counties during June. The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

June checkpoints are scheduled for the counties of:  Brookings, Butte, Charles Mix, Codington, Custer, Edmunds, Davison, Day, Hamlin, Hughes, Jackson, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Meade, Mellette, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Roberts, Sanborn, Stanley, Walworth and Yankton.

Both the Office of Highway Safety and the Highway Patrol are part of the Department of Public Safety.

ELLSWORTH AIRMAN FACES MURDER CHARGE

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – An airman first class assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing will face a general court-martial scheduled to begin on May 30, 2018.

Airman 1st Class David E. MacDonald is facing one charge in violation of Article 118, of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, for murder. The charge is in relation to the death of his infant son on Nov. 7, 2016. An Article 32, pretrial hearing, occurred at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Oct. 26, 2017.

The convening authority directed referral of the charge to a general court-martial, after the Article 32 hearing.

Military members under investigation or facing court-martial for any offense, are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Air Force and the 28th Bomb Wing takes all criminal allegations seriously and pursues appropriate action through the military justice system.

Poets Table Mystery Solved – Custer County Sheriff’s Office Refuses to Release Names of Vandals

Custer County Sheriff’s Office Release’

Park Law Enforcement is in process of retrieving the items removed from poets table area, including the table. The people involved contacted Park Law enforcement this morning.

Once everything is collected, it will be returned to the park for determination as to what will happen with it.

We will NOT be releasing any names!! Custer State Park will be releasing any further information.

South Dakota Department Of Public Safety Officials Encourage Driving Safety During Memorial Day Holiday

 

PIERRE, S.D. – With the number of motor vehicle fatalities, especially those not wearing seatbelts, already higher than last year, officials of South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety are encouraging drivers to be careful as the summer traveling season officially begins Friday.

This weekend is not only the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but it is also considered the start of summer. And with more vehicles on the road comes an increased risk of roadway crashes.

“Roadway safety is important at all times of the year, but especially during the summer,” says Lee Axdahl, director of the state Office of Highway Safety. “With more people out on the roads, it is even more important that you be careful.”

As of Tuesday, May 22,  there had been 40 motor vehicle fatalities this year in South Dakota, including 10 already in May. That is a 60 percent increase from the same time last year.  Even more concerning is that of the 33 fatalities where seatbelts could have been used, 64 percent of the fatalities did not.

“There is no downside to using seatbelts,” Axdahl says. “They help keep you in the vehicle which gives you a better chance to survive crashes from the minor ones to the terrible ones.”

Besides seatbelts, Axdahl encourages people to slow down, put down the distractions like cell phones, watch for others and don’t drink and drive.

“This should be a fun time of the year,” Axdahl says. “By being a safe driver, you can get to your destination and make pleasant memories, not tragic ones.”

South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers also plan to be out on the highways, making sure motorists are obeying the law. The Highway Patrol is conducting a joint I-90 safety operation with Minnesota and Wyoming for a 23-hour period that starts Friday morning and ends early Saturday.

Both the Office of Highway Safety and the Highway Patrol are part of the Department of Public Safety.

CAMPFIRE PERMITS REQUIRED ON PRIVATE LAND

RAPID CITY S.D. — South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is reminding the public that a campfire on private land within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District requires a permit. To obtain a permanent residential campfire permit, please contact South Dakota Wildland Fire Division at 605-393-8011. Specify what county you are requesting the permit for and you will be directed to the respective field office.

A free inspection of the requested campfire and area will be performed before a homeowner is issued a permit. All permits are valid for three years and kept on file. After three years, the permitted area will automatically be re-inspected. The landowner does not need to contact South Dakota Wildland Fire to schedule a renewal inspection.

The location of the campfire must be at least 10 feet from any overhanging branches, stumps, logs and trees.

Non-combustible materials fastened or mortared together, and in good condition, are required for the construction of the campfire. The campfire must be located on the campfire pad and will be immobile. Steel campfires must be staked down or otherwise fastened to the pad.

Visit the South Dakota Division Wildland Fire website at http://wildlandfire.sd.gov/camppermits/campfirepermits.aspx to find out if you’re in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District, required specifications and more information.

Follow South Dakota Wildland Fire on Twitter @SDWildlandFire and on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire.

STATE WINS CIVIL LAWSUIT IN INMATE MEDICAL CASE

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that a federal jury has cleared two Department of Corrections employees of any wrong doing in a civil rights lawsuit.

James Elmer Shaw, 41, an inmate at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, alleged that Troy Ponto, Associate Warden and Al Madsen, Unit Manager, had failed to provide proper medical care and that Ponto had retaliated against Shaw.

“We are pleased that the jury saw through the inmate’s spurious accusations. We appreciate their service and deliberation,” said Jackley. “I want to thank the prison staff for the difficult work they do and for their assistance during this investigation.”

Ponto, Madsen, and various witnesses presented evidence to the jury to show that Shaw failed to request medical care, that inmates are provided continuous access to medical care, and that Shaw was placed in the Special Housing Unit because he had stolen original medical records, and not for retaliatory purposes.

The employees were represented by the South Dakota Office of Attorney General, with assistance from the SD Department of Corrections and South Dakota Correctional Health Services.

The South Dakota Correctional Healthcare Services was most recently reaccredited in 2015 by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare for all five state correctional facilities.

U.S. Department of State Debars 168 Persons for Violating or Conspiring To Violate the Arms Export Control Act

On April 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of State published a Federal Register notice of 168 persons and entities who have been statutorily debarred for convictions of violating, or conspiring to violate, the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751, et seq.). This action, as required by section 127.7(b) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120-130), highlights the Department’s responsibility to protect U.S. defense articles, including technical data, and defense services from unauthorized exports and brokering.

This notice is provided for purposes of making the public aware that these statutorily debarred persons are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in activities regulated by the ITAR. This includes any brokering activities and any export from or temporary import into the United States of defense articles, related technical data, or defense services in any situation covered by the ITAR.

The Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, working in collaboration with the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations, identified the persons subject to statutory debarment based on their criminal conviction by a court of the United States.

Under the terms of the statutory debarment, these individuals and entities are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in any activities that are subject to the ITAR. Each individual and entity on this list will remain debarred until the Department approves an application request for reinstatement. All persons engaged in activities subject to the ITAR should be vigilant in their compliance with all export control regulations and ensure that their activities do not involve debarred persons.

The notice of statutory debarment listing the names of the debarred individuals and entities was published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2018. A full list of all persons subject to statutory debarment is available on the website of the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

 

Pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the ITAR, the following persons, having been convicted in a U.S. District Court, are statutorily debarred as of the date of this notice (Name; Date of Judgment; Judicial District; Case No.; Month/Year of Birth):

(1) Edwin Acety; November 10, 2016; Southern District of New York; 1:15-cr-00369; November 1975.

(2) Jesus Alberto Acosta; September 28, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00543; September 1968.

(3) William Ali; July 27, 2017; Western District of Washington; 2:16-cr-00142; August 1978.

(4) AMA United Group; January 13, 2017; Eastern District of New York; 1:13-cr-00612.

(5) Syed Vaqar Ashraf (aka Vaqar A Jaffery; Vaqar-A-Jaffery); September 2, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-01431; January 1945.

(6) Mahmoud Abdel-Ghani Mohammad Assaf; February 2, 2016; Middle District of Florida; 8:14-cr-00307.

(7) Alexandre Astakhov; May 11, 2015; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2:12-cr-00572; February 1985.

(8) Omar Alejandro Avilez-Mancinas; April 13, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:16-cr-02272; August 1995.

(9) Oguzhan Aydin; April 5, 2016; Northern District of Georgia; 1:12-cr-00221; June 1975.

(10) Jose Abraham Benavides-Cira; June 1, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-00281; July 1984.

(11) Jose Luis Benavides-Cira; December 11, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-00281; August 1982.

(12) Marcelo Bettim; May 31, 2017; Southern District of Flordia; 1:17-cr-20134; October 1970.

(13) Su Bin; July 18, 2016; Central District of California; 8:14-cr-00131; February 1960.

(14) Sergey Boltutskiy (aka Siarhei Baltutski); December 19, 2013; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2:11-cr-00553.

(15) Oliver Bouzas-Delie; December 11, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-00281; October 1983.

(16) Alhaji Boye; March 29, 2017; Eastern District of North Carolina; 5:16-cr-00146; December 1970.

(17) Louis Joseph Brothers; March 2, 2016; Eastern District of Kentucky; 2:14-cr-00035; May 1952.

(18) Steven Paul Browning; April 4, 2016; Eastern District of North Carolina; 7:15-cr-00059; June 1986.

(19) Alex Bryukhov; April 8, 2016; Southern District of New York; 1:15-cr-00369; August 1969.

(20) Pheerayuth Burden (aka Siriwongs Burden; Pheerayuth Chan; Tony Burden); March 8, 2017; District of Columbia; 1:14-cr-00069; December 1969.

(21) Mike Mangao Cabatingan; April 13, 2015; Central District of California; 2:10-cr-00184; September 1953.

(22) Bo Cai; April 23, 2015; District of New Mexico; 1:13-cr-04044; August 1985.

(23) Wentong Cai; April 28, 2015; District of New Mexico; 1:13-cr-04044; December 1984.

(24) Cassandra Camacho; October 10, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00421; August 1989.

(25) Benjamin James Cance; January 15, 2016; Western District of Michigan; 1:15-cr-00141; December 1984.

(26) Kurt Carter; December 16, 2008; District of Maine; 1:07-cr-00054; March, 1965.

(27) Jose Roberto Celaya-Mendez; June 16, 2014; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-00036; May 1962.

(28) Juan Jose Cesena-Espericueta; May 19, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01805; October 1982.

(29) Huan Ling Chang (aka Alice Chang); January 6, 2015; District of New Jersey; 2:14-cr-00548; December 1970.

(30) Kan Chen; June 30, 2016; District of Delaware; 1:16-cr-00011; March 1990.

(31) Rodrigo Chico-Rodriguez; April 21, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01618; August 1988.

(32) Carlos Alberto Dominguez Chicote (aka Carlos Alberto Dominguez-Chicote); May 9, 2016; District of Arizona; 2:14-cr-01632; August 1967.

(33) See Kee Chin; November 10, 2014; Western District of Washington; 2:14-cr-00043; December 1957.

(34) Wei Jiun Chu; August 25, 2014; District of Arizona; 2:13-cr-01524; September 1961.

(35) Jose Orence Cocchiola; August 20, 2014; Southern District of Florida; 1:14-cr-20216; January 1986.

(36) Luis Armando Collins-Avila; September 25, 2014; District of Arizona; 4:13-cr-01376; July 1971.

(37) Demetrio Sebastian Cortez-Ordaz; March 28, 2014; Eastern District of California; 1:11-cr-00376.

(38) Michael Curlett; August 19, 2016; Middle District of Tennessee; 3:11-cr-00015; March 1967.

(39) Irina Cvetkovic; April 26, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-01362; March 1959.

(40) Jian Dai; September 25, 2014; Central District of California; 2:14-cr-00184; October 1985.

(41) Joseph Debose; October 29, 2013; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00271; July 1982.

(42) Heriberto Del Fierro-Moreno; February 28, 2017; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00712; May 1980.

(43) Dane Francisco Delgado; December 5, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:14-cr-00008. February 1976.

(44) Ronald Alexander Dobek; September 10, 2014; Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2:13-cr-00231; May 1975.

(45) Salatiel Duran-Reyes; June 18, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01800; January 1971.

(46) Gilbert Oscar Elian; November, 3, 2016; Western District of Michigan; 1:15-cr-00149; November 1960.

(47) Everardo Abraham Escamilla-Salas; May 24, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 1:15-cr-00913; September 1987.

(48) Juan Jose Estrada; August 5, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01584; December 1968.

(49) Papa Faal; May 13, 2016; District of Minnesota; 0:15-cr-00028; July 1968.

(50) Eyad Farah; December 15, 2015; Middle District of Florida; 8:14-cr-00382; September 1973.

(51) Alexander Fishenko; August 29, 2016; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00626; March 1966.

(52) Robert Herman Fleischer; August 4, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:16-cr-02273; October 1995.

(53) Aurel Fratila; September 16, 2013; Southern District of California; 3:06-cr-02255; October 1971.Start Printed Page 18114

(54) Cruz Moises Garcia; July 1, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:13-cr-00897.

(55) Hector De Jesus Garcia; November 19, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01801; December 1993.

(56) Edgar Garza-Sanchez; April 3, 2017; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00708; June 1997.

(57) Ellias Abdl Halim Ghandi; August 4, 2016; Eastern District of Virginia; 1:16-cr-00117; September 1988.

(58) Sam Rafic Ghanem; August 14, 2015; District of Maryland; 8:14-cr-00008; February 1970.

(59) Joseph Esequiel Gonzalez; September 16, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00150.

(60) Ramon Gonzalez-Azuara; May 30, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00322.

(61) Javier Gonzalez; June 11, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:13-cr-00768.

(62) Josafat Gonzalez-Rodriguez; December 14, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-01591; May 1986.

(63) Jose Luis Gonzalez-Salinas; October 3, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-00004; November 1972.

(64) Christopher M. Gray; October 15, 2013; District of Columbia; 1:13-cr-00107.

(65) Yhoshua Guzman; May 21, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01322; September 1995.

(66) Dennis Haag; October 2, 2014; Eastern District of Michigan; 2:14-cr-20089; June 1955.

(67) Mark Anthony Hammond; October 3, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-01284; April 1980.

(68) Roberto Carlo Hasbun-Villarreal; October 5, 2013; Southern District of Texas; 7:11-cr-01581; October 1973.

(69) Philip Chaohui He (aka Philip Hope; Philip Chaohui); December 20, 2013; District of Colorado; 1:11-cr-00519; December 1969.

(70) Mark Henry; November 23, 2015; Eastern District of New York; 1:13-cr-00091; December 1963.

(71) Adrian Manuel Hernandez; October 13, 2015; District of Arizona; 2:15-cr-00189.

(72) Ernesto Hernandez; March 2, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00757.

(73) Adam Al Herz; October 18, 2016; Northern District of Iowa; 1:15-cr-00054; January 1985.

(74) Ali Afif Al Herz; November 1, 2016; Northern District of Iowa; 1:15-cr-00054; February 1965.

(75) Bassem Afif Herz; December 12, 2016; Northern District of Iowa; 1:15-cr-00054; January 1985.

(76) Elmer Hill; August 19, 2016; Middle District of Tennessee; 3:11-cr-00015; July 1947.

(77) Justin Gage Jangraw; November, 21, 2014; District of Columbia; 1:14-cr-00174; January 1980.

(78) Gregory Allen Justice; September 19, 2017; Central District of California; 2:16-cr-00499; October 1966.

(79) David Ray Kelley; February 10, 2015; District of Maryland; 1:13-cr-00588; January 1969.

(80) Amanullah Khan (aka Anthony Fernandez; Steven Joseph; Robert Joseph; Gerald Jousuf; Solomon Jousuf; Amanullah Kahn; Aman Khan; Aman Ullah Khan; Amanulla Khan; Amanullah J. Khan; Armand Khan; George Paal; Joseph Salmon; Jousuf Solomon; Yousuf Solomon; Joseph Sulman; Solomon Yousef); December 1, 2005; Central District of California; 8:04-cr-00152.

(81) Mozaffar Khazaee (aka Mozzaffar Khazaee; Arash Khazaie); October 27, 2015; District of Connecticut; 3:14-cr-00009; August 1954.

(82) Song Il Kim; February 29, 2016; District of Utah; 2:15-cr-00417.

(83) Jean Baptiste Kingery; September 20, 2016; District of Arizona; 2:13-cr-01607; October 1970.

(84) Siripong Klongsirithaworn; February 10, 2015; Western District of Washington; 2:14-cr-00220; January 1986.

(85) Hamza Kolsuz; October 7, 2016; Eastern District of Virginia; 1:16-cr-00053; January 1973.

(86) Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze; January 21, 2014; District of Wyoming; 1:13-cr-00178; December 1981.

(87) Nestor Leal-Cedillo; October 10, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00421; July 1990.

(88) Nares Lekhakul; January 24, 2014; Western District of Washington; 2:13-cr-00030; May 1977.

(89) Naris Lekhakul; January 24, 2014; Western District of Washington; 2:13-cr-00032; October 1970.

(90) Zhifu Lin; March 11, 2014; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00271; September 1986.

(91) Yu Long; June 27, 2017; District of Connecticut; 3:16-cr-00229; October 1977.

(92) Robert Luba; April 25, 2016; District of New Jersey; 3:13-cr-00693; July 1966.

(93) Guadalupe Edgar Lucio-Amador; October 27, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:14-cr-00097; June 1978.

(94) Kamran Ashfaq Malik; July 8, 2015; District of Maryland; 8:14-cr-00075; November 1978.

(95) Wenxia Man; August 19, 2016; Southern District of Florida; 0:14-cr-60195; December 1970.

(96) Rex Gene Maralit; March 27, 2015; Eastern District of New York; 1:13-cr-00534; March 1979.

(97) Wilfredo Maralit; March 27, 2015; Eastern District of New York; 1:13-cr-00534; March 1965.

(98) David L. Maricola; September 2, 2016; District of Massachusetts; 4:15-cr-40023; October 1955.

(99) Enrique Medina; December 9, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:14-cr-00008; November 1978.

(100) Genaro Mejia; April 28, 2017; Southern District of Florida; 1:16-cr-20224.

(101) Rosa Maria Melendez-Jimenez; December 1, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 1:15-cr-00168; August 1962.

(102) Guiseppe Luciano Menegazzo-Carrasquel; August 20, 2013; District of Arizona; 2:10-cr-01462; May 1964.

(103) Daniel Miranda-Mendoza; September 1, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01405; March 1994.

(104) Ambar Esthela Morales; March 23, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-00996; April 1992.

(105) Manuel Morales; June 1, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-00593.

(106) Jesus Morales-Reyes; May 24, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 1:15-cr-00913; December 1980.

(107) Jose Ricardo Nacif Cury; November 24, 2014; Southern District of Florida; 1:14-cr-20501; April 1971.

(108) Luis Alberto Najera-Citalan; June 23, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01805; March 1986.

(109) Netria Corporation; January 13, 2015; District of New Hampshire; 1:14-cr-00059.

(110) Thach Hoang Nguyen; May 14, 2015; Eastern District of Virginia; 1:14-cr-00426; June 1956.

(111) Solomon Benson Nkwocha; November 3, 2016; District of South Carolina; 2:14-cr-00860; April 1960.

(112) Yasser Ahmad Obeid; December 22, 2014; Middle District of Florida; 8:14-cr-00307; September 1994.

(113) Jose Antonio Ortiz-Lopez; May 30, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00322.

(114) Yahor Osin (aka Egor Osin); March 7, 2014; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2:11-cr-00449; October 1982.

(115) Jung Shic Park (aka Alex Park); November 30, 2015; District of New Jersey; 2:14-cr-00441; July 1984.

(116) Paweena Pechner; July 18, 2014; District of New Hampshire; 1:13-cr-00116; August 1979..

(117) Miguel Angel Perez; January 22, 2014; Western District of Texas; 4:13-cr-00432.

(118) Erik Antonio Perez-Bazan; October 10, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01011; December 1985.

(119) Hunter Perry; July 28, 2016; Western District of Kentucky; 3:15-cr-00142; March 1982.

(120) Luis Donaldo Pina; February 13, 2017; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00070; April 1995.

(121) Peter Steve Plesinger; April 26, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-01362; December 1961.

(122) Volodomyr Ponomarenko; May 21, 2013; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00254.

(123) Alexander Posobilov; March 22, 2017; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00626.

(124) Joel Prado, Jr.; February 23, 2017; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00712; August 1980.

(125) Precision Image Corporation, (aka Precision Industries, Inc.; CK Enterprises, Inc.); October 28, 2013; Western District of Washington; 2:13-cr-00226.

(126) Kolar Rahman Anees Ur Rahman; January 31, 2017; District of Utah; 2:15-cr-00714; May 1971.

(127) Armando Ramirez-Vazquez; July 13, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 1:15-cr-00167; July 1983.

(128) Javier Nenos Rea; January 13, 2015; Southern District of Florida; 1:14-cr-Start Printed Page 1811520646; March 1982.

(129) Romulo Arca Reclusado; December 31, 2013; Central District of California; 2:10-cr-00184; September 1950.

(130) Ismael Reta; June 19, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01618; July 1986.

(131) Arjyl Revereza; March 4, 2014; Central District of California; 2:12-cr-00037; October 1985.

(132) Earl Henry Richmond; December 2, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-01362.

(133) Hannah Robert; April 15, 2016; District of New Jersey; 3:13-cr-00671; July 1965.

(134) Tul Robroo (aka Tul Robrhoo); November 10, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 4:14-cr-00015; October 1974.

(135) Roy Wayne Roby; April 28, 2014; District of Arizona; 2:10-cr-01462; March 1958.

(136) Marleen Rochin; November 16, 2015; District of Arizona; 2:15-cr-00189; November 1986.

(137) Juan Ivan Rodriguez; October 10, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00421; August 1981.

(138) Gregorio Rodriguez-Aranda; February 18, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01441; November 1988.

(139) Edgar Alejandro Salazar; November 6, 2013; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-00170.

(140) Ernesto Salgado-Guzman; May 7, 2014; Eastern District of California; 1:11-cr-00376; November 1967.

(141) Maria Luisa Sanchez-Lopez; February 18, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01441; August 1989.

(142) Jorge Santana, Jr.; May 15, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:13-cr-00768; October 1978.

(143) Kirby C. Santos; November 2, 2016; District of New Jersey; 1:15-cr-00525; March 1977.

(144) Arnold See, Jr.; August 19, 2016; Middle District of Tennessee; 3:11-cr-00015; August 1957.

(145) Charles Shearon; August 19, 2016; Middle District of Tennessee; 3:11-cr-00015; July 1956.

(146) Hui Sheng Shen (aka Charlie Shen); January 9, 2015; District of New Jersey; 2:14-cr-00549; December 1966.

(147) Robert J. Shubert, Sr.; October 22, 2014; Middle District of Georgia; 5:13-cr-00050; April 1965.

(148) Norma Angelica Rodriguez Silvestre; October 5, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-02066; May 1991.

(149) Nutveena Sirirojnananont; August 26, 2014; District of New Hampshire; 1:13-cr-00115; August 1973.

(150) Stephen Edward Smith; April 14, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-01362; January 1954.

(151) Julio Cesar Solis-Castilleja; July 1, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:13-cr-00897; October 1969.

(152) John Francis Stribling; July 6, 2016; Eastern District of Virginia; 2:16-cr-00007; July 1960.

(153) Sergio Santiago de Leon Syjuco; February 27, 2014; Central District of California; 2:12-cr-00037; November 1986.

(154) Daniel Tijerina-Salinas; May 30, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00322; June 1991.

(155) Gerardo Trevino-Moncivais; November 17, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00802; November 1967.

(156) Veronica Trujillo; August 11, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:16-cr-01851; November 1973.

(157) Cesar Paolo Ubaldo; February 27, 2014; Central District of California; 2:12-cr-00037; July 1985.

(158) Luis Antonio Urdaneta Pozo; June 27, 2017; Southern District of Florida; 1:17-cr-20126.

(159) Dmitry Ustinov; October 10, 2014; District of Delaware; 1:13-cr-00034; June 1966.

(160) Manuel Valencia-Hermosillo; October 13, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:16-cr-01972; August 1995.

(161) Ricardo Humberto Varela; February 16, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-00281; September 1983.

(162) Alberto Veroneze; November 24, 2014; Southern District of Florida; 1:14-cr-20501; September 1974.

(163) Jose Edmundo Villa-Bon; January 15, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-01383; June 1969.

(164) Wing-On LLC; July 11, 2017; District of Columbia; 1:14-cr-00069.

(165) Yue Wu; August 25, 2015; Western District of Washington; 2:14-cr-00306; August 1973.

(166) Bin Yang, (aka Raymond Yang); November 19, 2013; Southern District of California; 3:12-cr-00165; January 1981.

(167) Kitibordee Yindeear-Rom (aka Kitibordee Yindeer-Rom); April 2, 2015; District of Columbia; 1:14-cr-00069; March 1986.

(168) Sarah Majid Zeaiter; October 17, 2016; Northern District of Iowa; 1:15-cr-00054; February 1991.

As noted above, at the end of the three-year period following the date of this notice, the above named persons/entities remain debarred unless export privileges are reinstated.

Debarred persons are generally ineligible to participate in activity regulated under the ITAR (see e.g., sections 120.1(c) and (d), and 127.11(a)). Also, under Section 127.1(d) of the ITAR, any person who has knowledge that another person is subject to debarment or is otherwise ineligible may not, without disclosure to and written approval from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, participate, directly or indirectly, in any ITAR-controlled transaction where such ineligible person may obtain benefit therefrom or have a direct or indirect interest therein.

This notice is provided for purposes of making the public aware that the persons listed above are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in activities regulated by the ITAR, including any brokering activities and any export from or temporary import into the United States of defense articles, technical data, or defense services in all situations covered by the ITAR. Specific case information may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk for the U.S. District Courts mentioned above and by citing the court case number where provided.

Tina S. Kaidanow,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State.

Nicaragua: Travel Advisory Remains Level 3 – Reconsider Travel –

On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the departure of U.S. government personnel.

Political rallies and demonstrations are occurring daily, often with little notice or predictability. Some protests result in injuries and deaths. Demonstrations typically elicit a strong response that has in the past included includes the use of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and live ammunition against participants and occasionally have devolved into looting, vandalism, and acts of arson.” . Ability to purchase food and fuel may be limited, and access to the Sandino airport in Managua may be blocked. Both the Government of Nicaragua and the U.S. Embassy in Managua are limited in the assistance they can provide.

Violent crime, such as sexual assault and armed robbery, is common. Police presence and emergency response are extremely limited outside of major urban areas. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from using public buses and mototaxis and from entering the Oriental Market in Managua and gentlemen’s clubs throughout the country due to crime. U.S. government personnel require special authorization to travel to the Northern and Southern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Regions due to crime and transportation safety concerns.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Nicaragua:

  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Restrict travel except in an emergency or to depart the country.
  • Shelter in place if your surrounding area is affected by demonstrations or move to a safer location if your current location is unsafe.
  • Consider arrangements to depart the country if you feel unsafe in Nicaragua.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of food, potable water, and fuel if sheltering in place.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Do not display signs of wealth such as expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Nicaragua.
  • S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist

Trump Signs H.R. 1865 the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that the President  has signed H.R. 1865, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA).

“We thank the President for signing H.R. 1865, which provides the States the authority to hold online sites and individuals accountable for supporting the sale of sex trafficking victims,” said Jackley. “The Attorneys General have actively worked to stop enabling sex traffickers via loopholes in the Communications Act. The signing of this legislation will allow our local, state and federal law enforcement operations to work more effectively.”

FOSTA amends the Communications Act of 1934 to create an exception for sex trafficking, making it easier to target websites with legal action for enabling such crimes. Under the package:

• the “Communications Decency Provisions” can no longer be construed to impair or limit civil action or criminal prosecution relating to sex trafficking; and

• those benefiting from “participating in a venture,” knowingly assisting supporting, or facilitating an act of sex trafficking are now in violation of the Federal criminal code.

In addition, FOSTA provides new legal recourse for victims and law enforcement alike, by:

• enhancing penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 25 years, or both—for people who promote or facilitate the prostitution of five or more people or who contribute to sex trafficking through reckless disregard;

• allowing victims or damaged individuals of sex trafficking seek justice against websites that assist in the violation of Federal sex trafficking laws; and

• enabling State law enforcement officials to take action against individuals or businesses that violate Federal sex trafficking laws.