Dallas Man Sentenced to Serve a Total of 300 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Conspiracies to Distribute Cocaine and Methamphetamine
Defendant Also Convicted on Obstruction and Perjury Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 28, 2014|
DALLAS—A Dallas man who was arrested last summer as part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) operation and later convicted at trial was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to serve a total of 300 months (25 years) in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana.
Reynaldo Macedo-Flores, 35, was convicted on all five counts of the indictment, including one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; one count of obstruction of justice; and two counts of perjury. The obstruction and perjury convictions stem from Macedo-Flores’s false testimony at the trial of his mother, Austreberta Macedo-Flores, in September 2013, also before Judge O’Connor. (Austreberta Macedo-Flores was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine; her sentencing hearing is set for April 10, 2014.)
The government presented evidence at trial that Reynaldo Macedo-Flores repeatedly sold narcotics to an undercover officer, bragged about taking the risk of distributing narcotics on a wiretap, and plotted to present false testimony—and then did so—at his mother’s trial.
The eight remaining defendants in the case have been convicted; four have been sentenced.
The case involved undercover purchases, wiretaps, and search warrants, and it was investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Dallas Police Department. In total, over 15 kilograms of cocaine, four-and-one-half pounds of methamphetamine (ice), five firearms, four luxury vehicles, and $351,010 in cash—much of it, as trial testimony showed, packaged for shipment to Mexico—was seized in the operation.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason Schall and John Kull prosecuted the case.