Articles written by Lori Hogan

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  • Pierce Brosnan fined for foot travel in thermal area

    Lori Hogan, US Attorneys Office District of Wyo.|Mar 28, 2024

    Pierce Brosnan, 70, of Malibu, California, was fined $500, and required to pay a $1,000 community service payment to the Yellowstone Forever Geological Fund, a $30 court processing fee, and a $10 special assessment. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Hambrick imposed the sentence on Mar. 14, in Mammoth, Wyoming. Mr. Brosnan pleaded guilty to foot travel in a thermal area. According to court documents, on or about Nov. 1, 2023, Brosnan uploaded pictures to his Instagram page of himself standing...

  • Santa Fe shooter sentenced

    Lori Hogan, US Attorneys Office District of Wyo.|Mar 14, 2024

    James Vickers, 45, was sentenced to 24 months' imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentence on Mar. 5, in Casper, Wyoming. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 28, 2023. According to court documents, on Sep. 9, 2023, Rock Springs Police Department responded to Santa Fe Southwest Grill to a report of shots being fired inside the restaurant. RSPD officers contacted Vickers in the parking lot and...

  • Recent sentencing from the US Attorney's Office District of Wyoming

    Lori Hogan, Public Informations Officer|Feb 29, 2024

    Evansville man sentenced for willfully injuring government property Stephen Clifford Swingle, age 45, of Evansville, Wyoming, was sentenced to six years’ probation for willfully injuring government property. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence on Feb. 20 and ordered the defendant to pay $5,839.50 in restitution. Swingle pled guilty to the charges on Nov. 16, 2023. According to court documents, starting in August 2022, campground fee tubes at the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area in Natrona County were b...

  • U.S. Attorney's Office warns of scam

    Lori Hogan, U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Wyoming|Feb 22, 2024

    The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming would like to warn members of the public about a recent COVID fraud enforcement scam that has surfaced in other parts of the country. The victim receives a document or documents warning that he or she is being investigated for fraud under the Paycheck Protection Program (also known as PPP). The documents state that an arrest warrant has been issued and that in order to “lift the warrant” the victim needs to go to a crypto currency kiosk to make a designated payment. The docum...

  • Woman pleads guilty to arson of Casper clinic, others recently sentenced

    Lori Hogan, US State Attorneys Office District of Wyoming Public Information Officer|Aug 10, 2023

    Lorna Roxanne Green, 22, pled guilty to arson of a building used in interstate commerce, specifically the Wellspring Health Access Clinic located in Casper, Wyoming. Green entered her guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on July 20. She was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following the hearing. At the hearing, Green admitted that she set fire to the clinic on May 25, 2022, which was under construction at the time and planned to offer OB/GYN services, gender-affirming care, and abortion procedures....

  • Rock Springs men sentenced in pipe bomb case

    Lori Hogan, United States Attorney Spokesman|Dec 8, 2022

    Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced Dec. 2 that Spencer Dale Cottrell, age 51, Bryan Roland Foster, age 39, and Gage Mercer, age 31, all from Rock Springs, Wyoming, have been sentenced by United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson for crimes related to improvised pipe bombs. Cottrell was also sentenced for distribution of methamphetamine. According to court records, on February 14, 2021, the Rock Springs Police Department attempted to stop Cottrell for a traffic...