Christopher A. “Kip” Crofts – U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) — Activity this week in the United States Attorney’s Office:

David Michael Faust, 42, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on January 30, 2014, for attempted online solicitation of a minor. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by ten years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,100.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Paul D. Cardwell, 47, of Tipton, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 27, 2014, for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Cardwell was arrested in Hua Hin, Thailand. He received 121 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,698,644.77 and a $100.00 special assessment. He is the former CEO of Powell Valley Healthcare in Wyoming and was charged with stealing $850,000 from the hospital. He was also charged with taking $846,000 from White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Indiana, when he served as CEO there. This case was investigated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Christopher Shawn Seymour, 43, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 27, 2014, for one count of attempted online enticement of a minor and one count of carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime or violence. Seymour was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 180 months imprisonment, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 fine and a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Amy Conway, 30, of Laramie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 27, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing 56 grams of methamphetamine. Conway was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming. She received 24 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.