OMAHA, Nebraska – According to reports provided on Monday by acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell, the following is a recap of the sentences that were handed down in federal court in Omaha over the past week.
The office of the acting United States Attorney in Omaha would like to remind the general public that there is no such thing as parole in the federal system.
Judge Joseph F. Bataillon handed down a sentence of five years in prison to Omaha resident Paul Piskorski, age 53, on Monday for possessing child pornography. According to official statements made during an inquiry conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in May 2018, Piskorski submitted a photo to the search function on Bing. In September of 2019, authorities executed a search warrant at his residence, during which it was alleged that they discovered over 300 images of child pornography saved on his computer. One of these images was the one that was uploaded to Bing.
Mayra Rendon, age 36, was given a sentence of more than 17 years on Thursday by Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. for her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl as well as for possessing those substances with the purpose to distribute them. Officials say that Rendon was responsible for the distribution of meth and fentanyl in the area of Omaha and Council Bluffs with co-conspirators from August 2021 until November 2021. The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), along with assistance from Omaha police and the Utah State Patrol. She allegedly conspired with other people to sell 3,000 fentanyl tablets to an undercover agent, as stated in the release. During the course of the investigation, agents were able to seize more than 20 pounds of fentanyl and 25 pounds of meth.
Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. handed down a sentence of ten months in prison to Bion A. Flint, 44, of Omaha on Thursday for his role in a conspiracy to conduct wire fraud. In addition, Flint will be required to make a reparation payment of $45,833. According to the Department of Justice, Flint is accused of submitting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) while also using allegedly fraudulent tax records that misrepresent his revenue as a sole entrepreneur. It is alleged that he and another individual conspired to use the forged documents in order to obtain approval for loans amounting to $82,563. Flint was given 40,833 dollars.