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FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN S.L. INDICTS 9

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A federal grand jury meeting in Salt Lake City has indicted nine people on unrelated charges ranging from child sexual abuse to offering money to an officer in return for a loan.

James and Maxine Hutchinson were charged with attempting to bribe H. Paul Matthews, an employee of the Wasatch Bank, Orem, to obtain a loan for Jerome Gatto. The three-count indictment says the offers were made on May 18 and 23.The maximum penalty on each of the bribery counts is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Marion George Gines, Mary G. Tarlip and Frank D. Fior were indicted on eight drug-trafficking counts related to the operation of an alleged drug lab in West Valley City.

They are accused of conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school. Also, the indictment says, the trio used firearms - three pistols and an assault rifle - while engaged in drug-trafficking offenses.

They were arrested by Salt Lake County sheriff's deputies July 6 during a no-knock drug raid at 4444 S. Honeywood Lane. More than $100,000 worth of drug paraphernalia was seized in the raid, according to the deputies.

If convicted, Gines, Tarlip and Fior could be sentenced to 25 years in prison and fined $8 million.

Dethmer Gene Durham, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, was indicted on three counts of engaging in sexual contact with a 6-year-old female on an Indian reservation between Aug. 1 and Dec. 19, 1988.

Stewart Wissiup, a member of the Northern Ute Indian Tribe, was charged with using force on a minor in an attempt to engage her in a sexual act on June 10 on the Utah-Ouray Reservation.

Mark M. Hannan was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute 55 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine. The indictment says the offense occurred on July 11.

Jesus Benitez-Arreguin was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. The maximum penalty for the charge is 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine.