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Dallas Woman Pleads Guilty to Role in Armed Carjacking

TYLER, Texas A 27 year old Dallas, Texas woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to Car-Jacking and Bank Robbery charges, announced U.

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Former Employee of U.S. Contractor in Afghanistan Sentenced on Bribery and Structuring Conspiracy Charges

A former government contractor employee was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for his role in a bribery scheme involving a federal program in Afghanistan and conspiracy to structure financial transactions to avoid currency transaction reporting requirements.

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North Carolina Man Guilty in East Texas Fraud Scheme

SHERMAN, Texas A 27-year-old Morganton, NC man has pleaded guilty in connection with an oil and gas scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Two Dallas-Area Doctors and Four Others Charged for Roles in $13.4 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Six individuals, including two Dallas-area doctors, were charged in a superseding indictment that was unsealed today for their alleged participation in a $13.

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FBI Searches for Bad Hair Bandit

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public who is believed to be responsible for five bank robberies or attempted bank robberies this year in Dallas.

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Former Tyler Insurance Agent Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for $5.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

TYLER, Texas A 64 year old former insurance agent was sentenced to serve 36 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering announced U.

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Collin County Man Sentenced for Sherman Bank Robbery

SHERMAN, TXA 47-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Licensed Pharmacist Convicted in Pill Mill Operation is Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison

DALLAS operation in Dallas, was sentenced this afternoon, announced U.

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L.A. Bandit Suspected of Additional Bank Robbery

The man dubbed by law enforcement as the L.

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Convicted Fraudster Indicted for Failing to Surrender for Service of Sentence

DALLASA Irving, Texas, man, who was sentenced to serve 70 months in federal prison in an investor fraud case, was indicted yesterday for failing to self-surrender to the Bureau of Prisons to serve that sentence, announced U.

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Dallas-Based Physician and Home Health Agency Director of Nursing Convicted in $3 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy

WASHINGTONLate yesterday, a federal jury in the Northern District of Texas convicted a physician and a home health agency manager for their participation in a $3 million Medicare fraud conspiracy.

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Attempted Bank Robber Who Led Police on Chase and Then Entered a Store to Avoid Apprehension Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison

DALLASA Dallas man who attempted to rob a bank in Carrollton, Texas, last summer, and who led police on a vehicular chase, wrecked that vehicle and then entered a store to avoid apprehension, was sentenced this morning in federal court in Dallas, announced U.

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Former Dallas Police Department Vice Detective Convicted

DALLASs (DPD) Vice Unit, Jose Luis Bedoy, 40, of Dallas, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury on all four counts of an indictment charging obstruction of official proceedings and obstruction of the due administration of justice, announced U.

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Bank Robber Sentenced to 188 Months in Federal Prison

DALLASRuling that the defendant was a career offender, today, U.

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Defendants Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

DALLASFour Dallas-area individuals, along with a defendant from Georgia, who were convicted for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme that caused more than $3 million in losses to lenders, have been sentenced, announced U.

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Former Carrollton, Texas Man Who Worked as a Long-Haul Truck Driver Faces Up to 20 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

DALLASA 35-year-old long haul truck driver who most recently resided in Carrollton, Texas, appeared in federal court this morning and pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography, announced U.

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Dallas Woman Sentenced in Sex Trafficking of Children Conspiracy

DALLASA Dallas woman, who, along with her gang member boyfriend, pleaded guilty in a sex trafficking case earlier this year, was sentenced this morning, announced U.

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Former Branch Manager at BBVA Compass Bank in Big Spring, Texas is Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison on Bank Fraud Conviction

LUBBOCK, TXA former Branch Manager at BBVA Compass Bank in Big Spring, Texas, (BBVA Big Spring) was sentenced on Friday by U.

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Smith County Bank Officer Sentenced for Embezzling Funds

TYLER, TXA 59-year-old Lindale, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for embezzling bank funds in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks Bank Robbery Suspect

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the Dallas Police Department are requesting the publics assistance to identify the suspect responsible for robbing the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 17088 Preston Road in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to 198 Months in Federal Prison

DALLASA serial bank robber, who was on supervised release after serving a federal prison sentence for committing 18 bank robberies in Dallas in 2006, was sentenced today for committing four more bank robberies in 2013, announced U.

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Long-Time Friends Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling from Tax Consulting Business

DALLASThree women, who were involved in a scheme to embezzle money from one of their former employers in Dallas, have been sentenced, announced U.

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Former Executive at Collin Street Bakery Pleads Guilty to Federal Offenses

DALLASA former executive at the Collin Street Bakery (bakery) in Corsicana, Texas, Sandy Jenkins, appeared yesterday before U.

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Amarillo Men Admit Aiming Laser Pointer at DPS Helicopter

AMARILLO, TXTwo residents of Amarillo, Texas, Matthew George Dodgen and Christopher Anthony Cantrell, appeared in federal court this afternoon and pleaded guilty before U.

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Former Office Manager at Red Creek Municipal Utility District is Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling Funds from District

LUBBOCK, TXA San Angelo, Texas woman, who worked for a water utility service company in unincorporated Tom Green County was sentenced for embezzling approximately $43,000 from her employer, announced U.

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Four Indicted for Newton County Bank Robbery

BEAUMONT, TXFour East Texans have been charged in connection with a violent bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Man Admits Robbing Two Banks in Amarillo in One Week

LUBBOCK, TXMichael Murray, 30, most recently of Arizona, pleaded guilty this afternoon before U.

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Wisconsin Man Arrested for Federal Drug and Money Trafficking Violations

LUFKIN, TXA 40-year-old man from Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been arrested for federal drug and money trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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L.A. Bandit Sought by FBI

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Garland Police Department are requesting the publics<br> assistance to identify the suspect responsible for two bank robberies in Garland, Texas.

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Rowlett Man Arrested for Sending Hundreds of Hoax White Powder Letters

DALLASA Rowlett, Texas, man was arrested this morning by special agents with the FBI and inspectors with the U.

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Former President and CFO of Advanced Materials Sentenced for Bank Fraud

SHERMAN, TXA 48-year-old Collin County businessman has been sentenced to federal prison has been sentenced to federal prison for bank fraud in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Father and Daughter Bank Robbers Sentenced

DALLASConvicted bank robbers John Charles Applewhite and his daughter, Shelby Dawn Applewhite, have been sentenced for their roles in robbing three banks in Dallas in May 2013, announced U.

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Former Auto Leasing Company Owner Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison on Bank Fraud Conviction

DALLASThe former owner and president of Curry Auto Leasing (CAL) in Dallas, who pleaded guilty in July 2014 to an information charging one count of bank fraud, was sentenced yesterday, announced U.

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Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks Bank Robbery Suspect

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the Dallas Police Department are requesting the publics assistance to identify the suspect responsible for robbing the Bank of America at 3523 S.

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Collin County Man Guilty of Mail Fraud

SHERMAN, TXA 35-year-old Allen, Texas man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud in in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts a Dallas County Commissioner, His Chief of Staff, and Lobbyists in Multi-Faceted Conspiracy Involving Bribes

DALLASA federal grand jury has returned a 13-count indictment charging a long-time Dallas County elected official and three of his associates with various alleged felony offenses stemming from their involvement in conspiracies involving bribes, announced Sarah R.

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Lubbock Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

LUBBOCK, TXScott Brandon Hutcheson, 37, of Lubbock, Texas, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Former Garland, Texas Man Indicted for Aiming a Laser Pointer at an Aircraft

DALLASA federal grand jury has indicted Steven Alexander Chavez, Jr.

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Man Faces Up to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Sending Obscene Material to a Lubbock Police Officer Posing Online as a 13-Year-Old Female in an Undercover Operation

LUBBOCK, TXA 52-year-old League City, Texas, man appeared in federal court in Lubbock, Texas, this morning and pleaded guilty to a federal child obscenity offense, announced U.

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Former Tutoring Company Owners Admit Defrauding Dallas and Fort Worth Independent School Districts

DALLASTwo individuals who ran a tutoring business from offices located in Hurst, Texas, appeared in federal court today, before U.

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FBI Seeks Bank Robber Who May Live or Work in Dallas-Forth Worth Area or Oklahoma

The Dallas FBI-Sherman Resident Agency and Sherman Police Department are requesting the publics assistance to identify the suspect responsible for a bank robbery that occurred in Sherman, Texas, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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Former Parkland Hospital Employee Admits Stealing Patient Information to Market His Home Health Agency in Garland, Texas

DALLASA former employee at Parkland Hospital in Dallas appeared in federal court this morning and pleaded guilty, before U.

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Bank Robbery Suspect Sought by FBI

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Dallas Police Department are requesting the publics assistance to identify the suspect responsible for two bank robbery offenses in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

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Dallas Man Faces up to 20 Years in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Conviction

DALLASA 27-year-old Irving, Texas, man appeared in federal court this morning, before U.

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Five Amarillo Residents Sentenced in Illegal Gambling Case

AMARILLO, TXFive residents of Amarillo, Texas, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to their roles in an illegal gambling conspiracy, were sentenced on Friday, announced U.

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Serial Armed Robbers Who Robbed Four Metroplex Jewelry Stores Arrested on Federal Charges

DALLASTwo men who are charged with recently committing the armed robberies of four jewelry stores in Dallas and Lewisville, Texas, were arrested this morning on federal charges, announced U.

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Lubbock County Man Faces Up to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Prepubescent Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, TXyear-old Shallowater, Texas, man appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of prepubescent child pornography, announced U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 64 Months in Federal Prison for Robbing a Credit Union

DALLASAnthony Galloway, 38, of Dallas, was sentenced this morning by U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 384 Months in Federal Prison for Committing Armed Robbery of Several Local Businesses

DALLASA man who admitted committing several armed robberies of businesses last year in Dallas, including a gas station, a package store and convenience stores, was sentenced last week by U.

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Former Executive at First Command Financial Services Pleads Guilty

FORT WORTH, TXA former executive at First Command Financial Services, an investment advisor and financial planning firm located in Fort Worth, Texas, pleaded guilty this morning before U.

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Law Enforcement Arrests Members of the Violent Goon Squad and Others on Drug Trafficking and Robbery Conspiracy Charges

DALLASFollowing a law enforcement operation yesterday by special agents with the FBI and officers with the Dallas Police Department, 10 defendants who are charged in a drug distribution and robbery conspiracy are in custody.

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Federal Grand Jury Charges San Angelo Psychiatrist with 52 Counts of Health Care Fraud

LUBBOCK, TXA licensed psychiatrist, who submitted claims for services rendered to nursing home residents in San Angelo, Texas, and other communities in the counties surrounding Tom Green County, Texas, is in federal custody on charges that he defrauded Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $1.

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Fraudsters Involved in Gold Purchase Scheme are Sentenced

DALLASTwo individuals who defrauded Dallas-area investors in a gold purchase scheme they were involved in during late 2010 have been sentenced, announced U.

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Henderson County Woman Guilty of Embezzlement

TYLER, TXA 54-year-old Murchison, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Angelina County Man Guilty in Wire Fraud Scheme

BEAUMONT, TXA 39-year-old Lufkin, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Dallas County Man in Federal Custody for Producing Child Pornography

DALLASA Hutchins, Texas, man, Servando Vega Cervantes, 24, was arrested last week on a federal complaint charging production of child pornography, announced U.

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Texas Woman Sentenced for Sending Ricin Letters

TEXARKANA, TXA 35-year-old New Boston, Texas woman has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison on a biological weapons charge in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Dallas County Man Sentenced to 144 Months in Federal Prison for Transporting and Shipping Child Pornography

DALLASA Lancaster, Texas, man who admitted transporting and shipping child pornography was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Dallas, announced U.

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Rockwall Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Offense Involving Images of Prepubescent Children

DALLASA 32-year-old Rockwall, Texas, man appeared this morning in federal court, before U.

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Dallas Couple Faces Up to Life in Federal Prison After Pleading Guilty to Conspiracy and Sex Trafficking of Children Offenses

DALLAS both 24, have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in sex trafficking a child, announced U.

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Bank Robber Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Robbing a Garland Branch of Bank of America

DALLASA Dallas man who robbed a Garland, Texas branch of Bank of America last year was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Dallas, announced U.

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Captured Fugitive Guilty of Health Care Fraud Violations

TYLER, TXA 44-year-old captured fugitive has pleaded guilty in connection with a federal health care fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Fraudster Who Ran Oil and Gas Investment Scheme is Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison on Money Laundering Conviction

FORT WORTH, TXA Lipan, Texas, man who pleaded guilty in May 2014 to one count of money laundering stemming from an oil and gas investment scheme he ran, was sentenced today, announced U.

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Galveston Woman Sentenced in Collin County Mortgage Fraud

PLANO, TXA 68 year-old Galveston, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for federal violations related to a mortgage fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Leader of Methamphetamine Conspiracy Sentenced to More Than 22 Years in Federal Prison

DALLASThe last defendant convicted in a drug conspiracy that distributed large quantities of methamphetamine in north Texas was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Dallas.

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Lubbock and Lamb County, Texas Men Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Convictions

LUBBOCK, TXThree defendants, convicted on child pornography offenses in unrelated cases, were sentenced this morning by U.

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Nigerian Fugitive Arrested for Health Care Fraud Violations

TYLER, TXA 43-year-old Nigerian fugitive has been arrested at a Houston airport and will now face federal health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Former Lubbock Resident Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, TXJeremy Daniel Labrec, 24, formerly of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.

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Collin County Man Arrested for Smith County Bank Robbery

TYLER, TXA 37-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay Nearly $16 Million in Restitution for Role in Massive Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

DALLASA Dallas man who was convicted at trial on multiple felony offenses related to his scheme to use stolen identity information to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in tax refunds was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Dallas, announced U.

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Dallas Man Associated with Anonymous Hacking Group Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

DALLASBarrett Lancaster Brown, who has been associated with the hacking group Anonymous appeared in federal court this morning before U.

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Former Shelby County Hospital CFO Guilty in EHR Incentive Case

TYLER, TXThe former Chief Financial Officer of Shelby Regional Medical Center has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Former Caseworker for the Dallas Project Reconnect is Sentenced

DALLASLawrence Hart, 37, was sentenced on Monday by U.

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Cherokee County Man Guilty in Armed Robbery Crime Spree

TYLER, TXA 22-year-old Jacksonville, Texas man has pleaded guilty in connection with a violent crime spree targeting area businesses in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Members of Violent South Dallas Drug Trafficking Organization on Conspiracy, Drug Trafficking, Firearm, Kidnapping, Witness Intimidation/Tampering, and Destruction of Records Charges

DALLASA 10-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas this week that charges 11 men and women from the Dallas area with various conspiracy, drug trafficking, kidnapping, firearm, witness intimidation/tampering, and records destruction charges stemming from their involvement in a violent drug trafficking operation (DTO) that operated out of the Pleasant Grove area of South Dallas and the Dallas County Jail.

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Four Dallas-Area Residents Admit Roles in Hydrocodone and Alprazolam Distribution Conspiracy That Operated in Abilene, Lubbock, and Dallas

LUBBOCK, TXarea defendants, who were indicted by a federal grand jury this summer on various felony drug offenses, pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in Lubbock, Texas, to their roles in a hydrocodone and alprazolam distribution conspiracy, announced U.

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Garland Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

DALLASA Garland, Texas, man, Jonathan Ramirez, 26, appeared yesterday before U.

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Cherokee County Men Sentenced in Armed Robbery Crime Spree

TYLER, TXTwo Jacksonville, Texas men have been sentenced in connection with a violent crime spree targeting area businesses in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.

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Three in Custody on Federal Charges Stemming from the Murder of a Southlake, Texas Man in May 2013

FORT WORTH, TXThree Mexican citizens are in federal custody following their arrest last Friday, September 5, 2014, in McAllen, Texas, on federal charges stemming from the murder of a Southlake, Texas, man in May 2013.

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Parker County Woman Sentenced in Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

SHERMAN, TXA 53-year-old Aledo, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Phoenix Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Offenses

LUBBOCK, TXA former resident of Phoenix, Arizona, pleaded guilty today before U.

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Man Sentenced to Statutory Maximum and Remanded into Custody for Defrauding Wichita Falls Couple of Their Life Savings

DALLASA man who admitted defrauding a couple from Wichita Falls, Texas, out of their life savings, was sentenced this morning in federal court in Wichita Falls, announced U.

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Dallas Woman Who Stole a Registered Nurse’s Identity and Used That Identity to Fraudulently Obtain Employment at Eight Metroplex Hospice Companies Faces Up to 15 Years in Federal Prison

DALLASA Dallas woman who stole the identity of a registered nurse and used that identity to work at several Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area hospice companies, appeared in court this morning before U.

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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Violent Bank Robbers

The Dallas FBI and local law enforcement officials are seeking the publics assistance to identify the subjects responsible for eight similar Metroplex bank robberies that have occurred since July 26, 2013.

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Former Lubbock Resident Admits Possessing Child Pornography Involving Image of Prepubescent Male

LUBBOCK, TXA former resident of Lubbock, Texas, appeared today before U.

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North Texas Men Who Owned Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Companies Sentenced for Roles in Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

DALLASYesterday afternoon, two businessmen, Stanley Thaw, 72, of Frisco, Texas, and Michael Kincaid, 57, of Plano, Texas, who owned and operated hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) companies located in Plano, Denton, Hurst, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, were each sentenced to five years in federal prison by U.

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Federal Criminal Complaint Charges Six San Diego-Area Men with Interference with a Flight Crew

AMARILLO, TXSix men who were aboard Southwest Airlines flight 1522 yesterday in route from San Diego to Chicago that was diverted to Rick Husband International Airport in Amarillo, Texas, for the safety of the flight crew and passengers, have each been charged in a federal criminal complaint with interference with a flight crew and aiding and abetting.

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Rowlett Man Admits Mailing More Than 400 Hoax White Powder Letters

DALLASA Rowlett, Texas, man, appeared today in federal court this morning before U.

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North Carolina Man Indicted in East Texas Fraud Scheme

PLANO, TXyear-old Morganton, NC man has been indicted in connection with an oil and gas scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Rowlett Man Sentenced to Serve 60 Months in Federal Prison for Mailing More Than 400 Hoax White Powder Letters

DALLASA Rowlett, Texas, man, who admitted mailing hundreds of white-powder hoax letters, was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Dallas, announced U.

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Defendants Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms for Roles in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

DALLASEight North Texas residents who were convicted for their respective roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in North Texas and elsewhere have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms, announced U.

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Dallas Man Who Robbed Five Banks in One Month is Sentenced to 71 Months in Federal Prison

DALLASA Dallas man who admitted robbing five banks in the DFW metroplex in September 2014 was sentenced this afternoon, announced Acting U.

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Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Running Oil and Gas Ponzi Scheme

FORT WORTH, TXA Fort Worth man convicted for running a fraudulent oil and gas Ponzi scheme was sentenced today, announced Acting U.

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Wife of Former Executive at Collin Street Bakery Pleads Guilty

DALLASThe wife of a former executive at the Collin Street Bakery (Bakery) in Corsicana, Texas, appeared Friday before U.

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Wisconsin Man Found Guilty of Federal Drug and Racketeering Charges

LUFKIN, TXA 41-year-old man from Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been convicted on federal drug and money trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison
 for Sex Trafficking Teenage Runaways

DALLASA Dallas man who pleaded guilty in February 2015 to sex trafficking a 17-year-old runaway was sentenced this morning, announced John Parker, U.

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Convicted Fraudster Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Failing to Surrender for Service of Sentence

DALLASA Irving, Texas, man, who was sentenced to serve 70 months in federal prison in an investor fraud case, pleaded guilty this morning to the federal offense of failing to surrender to serve that sentence, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Registered Nurse Co-Owner of Ultimate Care Home Health Services, Inc. Pleads Guilty to Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

DALLASA 52-year-old registered nurse from Cedar Hill, Texas, who owned a home health company, appeared in federal court this afternoon and pleaded guilty to her role in a health care fraud conspiracy, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Former Tyler, Texas Regions Bank Vice President and Trust Officer Admits to Structuring Transactions to Avoid Reporting Requirements

TYLER, TXA 53-year-old former vice-president and trust officer at Regions Bank in Tyler, Texas has pleaded guilty in federal court to structuring financial transactions to avoid reporting requirements announced U.

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Dallas Man Admits Aiming a Laser Pointer at an Aircraft

DALLASOrlando Jose Chapa, 37, of Dallas appeared before U.

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Lubbock Man Admits Posing as a Female ‘Modeling Agent’ to Lure Teen and Take Sexually Explicit Photos of Her

LUBBOCK, TXAmadeo Cruz Torres, 24, of Lubbock, Texas, appeared this afternoon before U.

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Sixteen Arrested in Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

DALLASSixteen defendants have been charged in a federal indictment, partially unsealed yesterday, with felony offenses stemming from their role in a cocaine and crack cocaine distribution conspiracy, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Abilene Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Offense

ABILENE, TXRockey Koonce, 39, of Stamford, Texas, appeared yesterday in federal court in Abilene and pleaded guilty, before U.

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Federal Criminal Complaint Charges Crosby County Man in Extortion Scheme

LUBBOCK, TXShannon Dale Smith of Crosbyton, Texas, appeared this afternoon in federal court, before U.

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Smith County Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

TYLER, TXA Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Longview Men Plead Guilty to Daingerfield Bank Robbery

MARSHALL, TXTwo Longview, Texas men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a Daingerfield Bank Robbery announced U.

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Former Credit Union Employee Admits Embezzling Funds from Pantex Federal Credit Union

AMARILLO, TX 56, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a federally insured credit union, announced John Parker, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

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Pipe Line Company’s Project Coordinator at Roscoe, Texas Facility Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

LUBBOCK, TXA 55-year-old Roscoe, Texas, man appeared in federal court today before U.

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Dallas County Man Admits to Producing Child Pornography

DALLASA Hutchins, Texas, man, Servando Vega Cervantes, 24, appeared this morning before U.

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Chicago Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Violations in East Texas

LUFKIN, TXA 43-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Former Garland, Texas Man Sentenced to Eight Months in Federal Prison for Aiming a Laser Pointer at Helicopter

DALLASA former resident of Garland, Texas, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to an indictment charging one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft, was sentenced today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Attempted Bank Robber Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

DALLASA Dallas man who admitted that he tried to rob a Bank of America branch in Dallas in 2013 was sentenced yesterday, announced U.

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San Angelo, Texas Psychiatrist Sentenced to Serve 71 Months in Federal Prison on Health Care Fraud Conviction

AMARILLO, TXA licensed psychiatrist from San Angelo, Texas, Robert Hadley Gross, 58, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Violent ‘Goon Squad’ and Others Sentenced on Drug Trafficking and Robbery Conspiracy Convictions

DALLASTen defendants who were convicted on federal felony offenses stemming from their roles in a drug distribution and robbery conspiracy have been sentenced, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Wisconsin Woman Remains in Federal Custody on Complaint Alleging She Transported a Minor Child to Another State to Engage in Sexual Activity

DALLASA Janesville, Wisconsin woman, Jennifer Lynn Dougherty, remains in federal custody on a federal criminal complaint alleging she transported a minor child from Texas to Wisconsin to engage in sexual activity, announced U.

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Former Dallas County Probation Employee Pleads Guilty to Role in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

DALLASA Dallas woman, who worked for the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, pleaded guilty in federal court today to a drug distribution conspiracy offense, announced Acting U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 176 Months in Federal Prison for Bank Robberies

DALLASA Dallas man, Kenneth Dale Bruce, 40, was sentenced today by U.

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Local and State Bomb Technicians Earn New Certification in FBI Tactical Training

Thirteen public safety bomb technicians from across the country earned an advanced certification after participating in the FBIs Tactical Bomb Technician Course (TBTC) that concluded last week in Dallas.

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Former Youth Minister Pleads Guilty to Child Enticement Offense

DALLASA former youth minister in Garland, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal child enticement offense, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Arrest of Bank Robber on Federal Charge

DALLASA Dallas man has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with committing the September 3, 2015, robbery of a First Convenience Bank in Dallas, announced U.

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Arlington Woman in Custody and Charged with Bank Robbery

FORT WORTH, TX and responsible for a number of bank robberies in several Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex cities since November 2014, has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint with bank robbery.

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Former Archer County Justice of the Peace Faces up to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Stealing County Funds

WICHITA FALLS, TXJoseph Charles Boyle, the former Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 in Holliday, Texas, appeared in federal court this afternoon, before U.

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Last of Four Defendants Charged in the March 2014 Heroin Overdose Death of a Dallas Teenager Admits Guilt

DALLASA 37-year-old heroin dealer is the latest, and last, defendant to appear in federal court and plead guilty to a felony drug offense stemming from his role in the March 2014 heroin overdose death of a Dallas teenage girl, Rian Hannah Lashley, announced John Parker, U.

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Garland Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

DALLASA Garland, Texas, man, Jonathan Ramirez, 26, was sentenced this week by U.

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Four Indicted in Money Laundering Conspiracy

DALLASThree individuals have been arrested on an indictment, unsealed on Friday, charging one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering stemming from their scheme to steal personal identifying information, use it to fraudulently obtain income tax refunds, and then launder those funds, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Texas Doctor Sentenced to Prison in Health Care Fraud Scheme

TYLER, TXA 63-year-old Dallas County, Texas, physician, has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud and identity theft violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Husband and Wife Sentenced on Conspiracy and Health Care Fraud Convictions

DALLASTwo Arlington, Texas, residents who were convicted at trial in January 2014 on all counts of a superseding indictment charging them with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and seven substantive health care fraud counts, were sentenced today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Collin County Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Multi-Million-Dollar Mail Fraud

SHERMAN, TEA 35-year-old Allen, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for mail fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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FBI Warns of Jury Duty Scam

The Dallas FBI has recently received multiple reports from East Texas residents regarding an ongoing jury duty telephone scam.

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Armed and Violent Jewelry Store Robbers Get Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences

DALLASFort Worth (DFW) area, was sentenced this morning to a lengthy federal prison sentence, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Chiropractor Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Case

FORT WORTH, TXA local chiropractor, who was convicted at trial on felony offenses stemming from his involvement in a health care fraud case, was sentenced this morning, announced John R.

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Phoenix Man Sentenced to 327 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Convictions

LUBBOCK, TXGregory James Flohr, 54, a former resident of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced today by U.

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Former Shelby County Hospital CFO Sentenced in EHR Incentive Case

TYLER, TXThe former Chief Financial Officer of Shelby Regional Medical Center has been sentenced to federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Longview, Texas Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

TYLER, TXA 32-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for robbing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Convicted Felons Face Life in Federal Prison After Federal Jury Convicts Them on Hobbs Act and Firearms Offenses

DALLASTwo men from Duncanville and Mesquite, both convicted felons, were convicted yesterday by a federal jury on an array of federal charges stemming from their armed robberies of several fast-food restaurants in the Dallas area in early 2014, announced U.

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Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Federal Prison for Sending a White Powder Letter to a Federal Office in Greenville, Texas

DALLAS letter to a federal office in Greenville, Texas, was sentenced today, announced U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 188 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Conviction

DALLASA Dallas man, Jose de Jesus Galicia-Fuentes, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by U.

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Fort Worth Chiropractor Sentenced in Heath Care Fraud Case

FORT WORTH, TXThe owner/operator of a chiropractic clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced this morning on a federal felony conviction stemming from her submission of false reimbursement claims to Medicare and Medicaid, announced Acting U.

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Collin County Woman Sentenced in Plano ISD Embezzlement Scheme

PLANO, TXA 68-year-old Prosper, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with her role in a conspiracy to embezzle millions from the Plano Independent School District, announced U.

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Dallas Man Indicted for Aiming a Laser Pointer at an Aircraft

DALLASA federal grand jury has indicted Orlando Jose Chapa, 37, of Dallas on one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft, announced U.

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Former Collin Street Bakery Executive and Wife Sentenced

DALLASs embezzlement of approximately $16 million from the Bakery, announced U.

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Dallas-Based Home Health Company Owners and Nurses Charged for Roles in $13.4 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTONThe co-owners of a home health company in Dallas and two nurse employees were charged in an indictment unsealed yesterday for their alleged participation in a $13.

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Two Associated with Dallas County Commissioner’s Public Corruption Investigation Plead Guilty

DALLASTwo individuals associated with the public corruption investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, one of whom was indicted last July with Commissioner Price, pleaded guilty before U.

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Dallas Man Admits Role in March 2014 Heroin Overdose Death of Dallas Teenager

DALLASA 28-year-old Dallas man appeared in federal court yesterday before U.

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Investment Consultant Sentenced to 51 Months in Federal Prison for Running Ponzi Scheme

FORT WORTH, TXA California man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of wire fraud stemming from a Ponzi scheme he ran that defrauded investors in North Texas and throughout the country, was sentenced today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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CPA and Former CFO of Service King LLC is Sentenced to 36 Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling from Employer

DALLASA local Certified Public Accountant (CPA) was sentenced yesterday afternoon on a mail fraud conviction stemming from his embezzlement of funds from his employer, announced Acting U.

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Female Bank Robber Faces Federal Charge

LUBBOCK, TXStarlene Delacruz, 31, of Lubbock, Texas, has been charged in a federal complaint with robbing the Prosperity Bank on University Avenue in Lubbock on Friday, March 13, 2015, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Princeton Man Receives Prison Sentence in Multi-Million-Dollar Plano ISD Embezzlement Scheme

PLANO, TXKris Wilson Gentz, 59, has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to embezzle over $2.

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Defendants Sentenced in Drug Distribution Conspiracy

WICHITA FALLS, TXTwo defendants, who pleaded guilty in June 2014 to their respective roles in a crack cocaine/cocaine powder distribution conspiracy that operated in Wichita Falls and McAllen, Texas, have been sentenced, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Garland, Texas Man Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

DALLASJeffrey David Mitchell, 51, of Garland, Texas, appeared in federal court before U.

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Alleged Murder-for-Hire Suspect Faces Federal Firearm Charge

DALLASA federal criminal complaint was filed on Friday, October, 3, 2015, and unsealed today, that charges Kristopher Ledell Love, 31, of Memphis, Tennessee, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.

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Henderson County Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement

TYLER, TXA 55-year-old Murchison, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for embezzlement in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Amarillo Man Who Robbed Amarillo National Bank is Sentenced to Serve Total of 212 Months in Federal Prison

AMARILLO, TXAn Amarillo, Texas, man, William Eugene Boyd, 51, who pleaded guilty in July 2015 to one count of bank robbery, was sentenced this afternoon by U.

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Denton County Man Sentenced for Transporting Child Pornography

PLANO, TXA 37-year-old Denton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Armed, Violent Jewelry Store Robber Sentenced to 594 Months in Federal Prison

DALLASA Dallas man, who, along with his co-conspirator admitted committing the armed robberies of several jewelry stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area, was sentenced this morning to a lengthy federal prison sentence, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Amarillo Woman Admits Embezzling from Road Construction Company Employer

AMARILLO, TXBecky Renee Kite, 37, of Amarillo, Texas, appeared in federal court this morning before U.

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Dallas-Area Residents Charged with Conspiracy, Drug Trafficking, and Firearms Offenses

DALLASTen Dallas-area residents have been charged with various federal offenses to include conspiracy, drug trafficking, and firearms offenses, including assault on federal agents, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Lubbock Man Sentenced to 200 Months in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, TXJeffrey William McCall, 42, was sentenced this morning by U.

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Dallas Physician and His Employee Arrested for Alleged $5.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A physician who ran a medical house call service business in Dallas, and an employee of that business were arrested this morning on charges related to their alleged participation in a $5.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Iraqi-Born U.S. Citizen for Making False Statement to the FBI

DALLASA Mesquite, Texas man, Bilal Abood, 37, has been charged in a federal indictment with one count of making a false statement to a federal agency, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Dallas County Woman Admits Defrauding Medicaid

DALLASBrenda Ward, 47, of Cedar Hill, Texas, appeared in federal court this morning before U.

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Dallas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Offense in Bankruptcy-Related Case

DALLASAl Hakeem Muhammad, II, 26, appeared today before U.

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Amarillo Man Faces up to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Prepubescent Child Pornography

AMARILLO, TXBrent Michael McClain, 39, of Amarillo, Texas, appeared today before U.

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Armed Carjackers Plead Guilty in Federal Court

DALLASTwo Dallas residents have pleaded guilty to federal felony offenses stemming from their roles in the armed carjacking of two individuals earlier this year, announced U.

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Search Engine Optimizer Admits Extorting Money 
from a Local Merger and Acquisitions Firm

DALLAS, TXA man, who, along with his sister, was indicted last year on felony offenses stemming from their attempts to extort money from a business in Dallas, pleaded guilty in federal court today, announced John Parker, U.

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Convicted Dallas Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Additional Mail Fraud Charge

DALLASAndrew Lee Siegel, a Dallas attorney, appeared this morning before U.

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Amarillo Man Admits Robbing Amarillo National Bank

AMARILLO, TXAn Amarillo, Texas, man appeared in federal court today and admitting robbing a branch of Amarillo National Bank (ANB) in March 2015, announced Acting U.

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Lubbock Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Offense

LUBBOCK, TXMichael Dennis Powers, 47, of Lubbock, Texas, appeared this morning before U.

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Heroin Distributor Allegedly Connected to the Overdose Death of a Dallas Teenager is Arrested in Orange County, California Following High-Speed Chase

DALLASA 36-year-old Dallas man, who is charged in a federal criminal complaint that was unsealed today with a felony drug offense stemming from his role in the March 2014 heroin overdose death of a Dallas teenage girl, Rian Lashley, is in federal custody following a high speed chase through Orange County, California, yesterday.

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Texas Nurse Convicted of Health Care Fraud

PLANO, TXA Denton County, Texas, nurse has been convicted of 9 counts of health care fraud in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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North Texas Man Sentenced in Fictional Disney Scheme

SHERMAN, TXA 35-year-old Plano, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for defrauding investors in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Convicted Sex Predator Sentenced to 180 Years in Federal Prison

DALLASTimothy Rinehart, 36, of Dallas, was sentenced today by U.

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Three Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences for Roles in December 2014 Armored Car Heist

AMARILLO, TXThree men who pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a December 2014 armored car heist in Amarillo, Texas, have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison sentences, announced U.

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Iraqi-Born U.S. Citizen Arrested for Making False Statement to the FBI

WASHINGTONA Mesquite, Texas, man was arrested earlier today by the FBI on a criminal complaint charging him with making a false statement to the FBI, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Parole Officer Enters Guilty Plea for Accepting Money from a Parolee Under Her Supervision

DALLAS, TXBreanna Polk, 32, of Dallas, Texas, charged with one count of wire fraud plead guilty June 16, 2015, before U.

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Waco Man Who Ran Utility Fraud Scheme That Defrauded TXU Energy is Sentenced to 37 Months in Federal Prison

DALLASA Waco, Texas, resident, Christopher Scott Gant, was sentenced this morning by U.

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North Texas Man Convicted in Fictional Disney Scheme

SHERMAN, TXA 35-year-old Plano, Texas man has been found guilty of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Three Dallas Residents Indicted on Bankruptcy-Related Charges

DALLASA federal grand jury in Dallas returned two unrelated indictments last week charging three Dallas residents with felony offenses stemming from filed bankruptcy petitions, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Bank Robbery Suspect Sought by FBI: Lunch Buddy Bandit May Be Responsible for Up to 11 Dallas Robbery Offenses

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Dallas Police Department are requesting the publics assistance to identify the suspect responsible for up to 11 bank robbery offenses in Dallas, Texas.

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Shooter Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison

DALLAS whose members were involved in illegal narcotics-trafficking and other criminal offenses including burglaries, robberies and other acts of violence, was sentenced yesterday, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Dallas County Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Hydrocodone and Alprazolam Distribution Conspiracy That Operated in Abilene, Lubbock, and Dallas

LUBBOCK, TXA Balch Springs, Texas, man who, along with his three co-defendants, pleaded guilty to their roles in a hydrocodone and alprazolam distribution conspiracy, was sentenced today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Dallas-Fort Worth Area Residents Arrested on Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy and Related Charges

DALLASFollowing a law enforcement operation that was led today by the FBI, the Dallas Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), numerous defendants have been arrested and are in custody on drug distribution conspiracy and related charges outlined in a superseding indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas last month and unsealed this morning, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Armed Home Invaders/Carjackers Sentenced

DALLASA Dallas man who admitted to his role in an armed home invasion and carjacking conspiracy has been sentenced, announced John Parker, U.

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Big Spring Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Offense

LUBBOCK, TXGilberto Ray Hinojos, 22, of Big Spring, Texas, appeared today before U.

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North Texas Man Convicted in Foreign Currency Trading Scheme

SHERMAN, TXA 47-year-old former resident of Frisco, Texas, was found guilty of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Search Engine Optimizer Admits Extorting Money from a Local Merger and Acquisitions Firm

DALLAS, TXA man, who, along with his sister, was indicted last year on felony offenses stemming from their attempts to extort money from a business in Dallas, pleaded guilty in federal court today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Dallas Lawyer Sentenced to Serve 12 Months and One Day in Federal Prison

DALLASA Dallas attorney who pleaded guilty to federal felony offenses involving copyright infringement and investor fraud was sentenced this morning, announced John Parker, U.

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Collin County Woman Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations

PLANO, TXA 31-year-old McKinney, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Dallas County Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Staged Accident Fraud Scheme

DALLASLeroy Nelson, 61, of DeSoto, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Fake Hospice Nurse Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison

DALLASA Dallas woman who stole the identity of a registered nurse and used that identity to work at several Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area hospice companies, where she saw and purportedly treated 243 hospice patients, was sentenced this morning, announced U.

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Armed Home Invader/Carjacker Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

DALLASA Dallas man who admitted to his role in an armed home invasion and carjacking conspiracy was sentenced today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Former Dallas County Probation Employee Sentenced to 97 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

Selena Ball, 30, of Desoto, Texas, was sentenced following her guilty plea in April 2015 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

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Former Credit Union Employee Indicted for Embezzling Funds from Pantex Federal Credit Union

AMARILLO, TXA federal grand jury returned an indictment last week charging a former employee of the Pantex Federal Credit Union in Borger, Texas, with embezzlement, announced John Parker, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

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Dallas-Based Home Health Company Owners and Nurses Charged for Roles in $13.4 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTONThe co-owners of a home health company in Dallas and two nurse employees were charged in an indictment unsealed yesterday for their alleged participation in a $13.

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Lueders Man Sentenced to 193 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Conviction

ABILENE, TXRockey Koonce, 40, of Lueders, Texas, was sentenced today by Chief U.

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Dallas Woman Admits Role in March 2014 Heroin Overdose Death of Dallas Teenager

DALLASA 25-year-old Dallas woman is the latest defendant to appear in federal court and plead guilty to a felony drug offense stemming from her role in the March 2014 heroin overdose death of a Dallas teenage girl, Rian Hannah Lashley, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Former U.S. Congressional Staffer Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

WASHINGTONA former congressional staffer pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of receiving child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

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Grade School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

PLANO, TXA-31-year-old Plano schoolteacher has been arrested on child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Dallas Man Associated with Anonymous Hacking Group Sentenced to 63 Months in Federal Prison

DALLASBarrett Lancaster Brown, 33, who has been associated with the hacking group, Anonymous, was sentenced today by U.

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Seagoville Inmate Who Possessed a Coloring Book Containing Obscene Visual Representations of the Sexual Abuse of Children is Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

DALLASAn inmate who admitted possessing obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children while he was incarcerated at Seagoville Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) was sentenced yesterday, announced U.

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Hunt County Man Sentenced to 60 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

DALLASA 32-year-old Hunt County man, Stephen Walker, was sentenced this afternoon by U.

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Carrollton, Texas Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

DALLASA Carrollton, Texas, man, Jordan Michael Porter, 29, was sentenced this week by U.

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Three Admit Roles in December 2014 Armored Car Heist in Amarillo

AMARILLO, TXThree men who were charged with various felony offenses stemming from an alleged heist of money from an armored car on December 22, 2014, in Amarillo, Texas, appeared in federal court yesterday, before U.

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Texans Sentenced in East Texas Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

PLANO, TXFive defendants have been sentenced for their roles in a mortgage fraud conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Former Dallas Police Department Vice Detective Sentenced on Obstruction Convictions

DALLASA former detective with the Dallas Police Department (DPD), who was convicted at trial last year on three counts of an indictment charging obstruction of official proceedings and obstruction of the due administration of justice, was sentenced today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Three on Felony Offenses Related to December 2014 Armored Car Heist in Amarillo

AMARILLO, TXA federal grand jury in Amarillo, Texas, returned an eight-count indictment this afternoon charging three men with various felony offenses stemming from an alleged heist of money from an armored car last year in Amarillo, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Attorney and Stock Promoter Sentenced for Roles in Securities Fraud Conspiracy Involving ConnectAJet.com

DALLASAttorney Martin Cantu, who was the CEO of Connect-a-Jet, and his co-defendant, stock promoter Jason Wynn, were sentenced today by U.

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Former Garland, Texas Man Admits Aiming a Laser Pointer at Helicopter

DALLASA former resident of Garland, Texas, appeared in federal court this morning, before U.

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Hunt County Man Admits Producing Child Pornography

DALLASA 31-year-old Hunt County man appeared this morning in federal court, before U.

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Dallas Man Recruited to Pass Forged Prescriptions is Sentenced

LUBBOCK, TXA Dallas man, man who, along with his three co-defendants, pleaded guilty to their roles in a hydrocodone and alprazolam distribution conspiracy, was sentenced today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Convicted Sex Offender Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Conviction

DALLASErick Fernando Duarte, 58, of Garland, Texas, appeared in federal court today before U.

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Serial Armed Robbers Known as Bulls Cap Bandits Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

DALLASThree Dallas men have pleaded guilty to their roles in committing several violent armed robberies in Dallas last year, announced U.

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Black Hoodie Bandit Sought by Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and local law enforcement authorities are requesting the publics assistance to identify the suspect believed to be responsible for robbing up to nine banks in six metroplex cities since November 2014.

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Two Sentenced in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

ABILENE, TX of Abilene, Texas, and Stephanie McQueen, of Sweetwater, Texas, who pleaded guilty to their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy have been sentenced, announced U.

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Dallas Man Faces Up to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Transporting Woman from Oklahoma to Texas to Engage in Prostitution

DALLASJustin Dishon Brathwaite, 27, of Dallas, Texas, appeared in federal court today before U.

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Amarillo Men Face Lengthy Federal Prison Terms After Admitting They Trafficked Large Quantity of Liquid Methamphetamine

AMARILLO, TXRichard Madrigal, 42, and Damian Erik Alcala, 37, both of Amarillo, Texas, appeared this morning in federal court before U.

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Arlington Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

DALLASAn Arlington, Texas, man, Steven Lass, 33, was sentenced today by U.

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Smith County Man Sentenced in Tyler Automax Fraud Scheme

TYLER, TXA 38-year-old Tyler, Texas, man has been sentenced for wire fraud in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Plano Man Sentenced for Pipeline Bombing Incident

PLANO, TXA 35-year-old Plano, Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison in relation to an incident involving an explosive device in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Lubbock Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, TXConnor Michael Campbell, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced today by U.

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Mansfield Man Charged in Armed Robbery of Grandview Bank

DALLASA Mansfield, Texas, man has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with committing the takeover-style, armed robbery last week of the Grandview Bank in Grandview, Texas, announced U.

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Federal Jury Convicts Dallas Man on Child Pornography Charge

DALLASFollowing a one and one-half day trial before U.

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Dallas Securities Broker Admits Fraud

DALLASWade Lawrence, 43, of Dallas, a securities broker, appeared this morning before U.

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Former Smith County Insurance Agent Guilty in $5.4 Million Fraud Scheme

TYLER, TXA 64-year-old former insurance agent has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Nigerian Sentenced for East Texas Health Care Fraud Violations

TYLER, TXA 44-year-old woman, formerly of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has been sentenced to federal prison for a health care fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Two Men Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

TYLER, TXA Tyler resident, along with his Houston co-conspirator, have been sentenced to federal prison, announced U.

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Cookie Bandits Sought by Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and local law enforcement authorities are requesting the publics assistance to identify the suspects believed to be responsible for robbing up to 30 businesses in four metroplex cities since October 2014.

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North Texas Man Sentenced in Foreign Currency Trading Scheme

SHERMAN, TXyear-old former resident of Bonham, Texas, was sentenced to federal prison for operating a currency trading scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 189 Months in Federal Prison for Committing Armed Robberies of Dallas-Area Businesses

DALLASKeith Renard Simon, 20, who admitted committing several armed robberies of businesses in the Dallas area in November 2013, was sentenced today by U.

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Tarrant County Men Sentenced for Running $2.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

FORT WORTH, TXTwo Tarrant County men were sentenced to lengthy federal prison sentences following their guilty pleas earlier this year to a conspiracy charge stemming from their operation of an investment Ponzi scheme they ran from 2004 through 2014, announced U.

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Lubbock County Man Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, TXyear-old Cisco, Texas, man, Robert Jarold Eckhart, was sentenced this morning by U.

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Corporate Executive Indicted for Allegedly Lying to Federal Agents During Public Corruption Investigation Involving Dallas County Commissioner

DALLASA federal grand jury has returned a two-count indictment charging an Austin, Texas, corporate executive with offenses related to a public corruption investigation involving Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and others, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Iraqi-Born U.S. Citizen Admits Making False Statement to FBI

DALLASA Mesquite, Texas man, Bilal Abood, 37, appeared this morning before U.

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Jury Convicts Four in Pill Mill Operation Run by Plano Anesthesiologist

DALLASFollowing a nine-day jury trial before Chief U.

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Abilene Couple Sentenced on Methamphetamine Conspiracy and Distribution Convictions

ABILENE, TXA married couple from Abilene, Texas, was sentenced today following their guilty pleas earlier this year to drug distribution and conspiracy charges, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Dallas Woman Admits Role in March 2014 Overdose Death of Dallas Teenager

DALLASA 27-year-old Dallas woman appeared in federal court this morning before U.

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Big Spring Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

LUBBOCK, TXGilberto Ray Hinojos, 23, of Big Spring, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.

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Dallas Man Known as ‘Baja Bandit’ Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Prison for Committing Armed Robberies of Local Insurance Businesses

DALLASA Dallas man, who admitted committing the armed robberies of insurance companies in Dallas last year, received a lengthy federal prison sentence today, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Federal Jury Convicts Dallas Man on Conspiracy and Kidnapping Charges

DALLASFollowing a nearly two-week trial, a federal jury has convicted a Dallas man on felony offenses stemming from the May 2012 kidnapping of a female victim whom he planned to sell into sex slavery, announced John Parker, U.

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Grand Prairie, Texas Man Sentenced to Statutory Maximum of 20 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

DALLASVasni Molina, 30, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced this afternoon by U.

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Lewisville, Texas Systems Administrator Convicted of Federal Violations

A 37-year-old company systems administrator has been convicted of federal violations within the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Former Bank Vice President Sentenced for Structuring Transactions in East Texas

TYLER, Texas A 53-year-old former bank vice president and trust officer has been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.

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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance in Armed, Takeover-Style Bank Robbery

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the publics assistance in identifying four subjects in an armed, takeover-style bank robbery at the Neighborhood Credit Union located at 13651 Monfort Drive in Dallas on May 20, 2016.

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Rockwall Man Sentenced to 80 Months in Federal Prison on Investment Fraud Conviction

DALLAS Mark Lee Cleaton, 34, of Rockwall, Texas, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by U. S. District Judge Jane J.

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Search Engine Optimizer Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Extorting Money from a Local Merger and Acquisitions Firm

DALLAS, Texas William L. Stanley, was sentenced yesterday by U. S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 37 months in federal prison for attempting to extort money from a business in Dallas, announced U.

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Former Credit Union Employee Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay Nearly $800,000 in Restitution for Embezzling Funds from Pantex Federal Credit Union

AMARILLO, Texas of Fritch, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 30 months in federal prison following her guilty plea in September 2015 to one count of embezzlement from a federally insured credit union, announced U.

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Bank Robber Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison

DALLAS A Dallas man, Shaun Wesley Skinner, 27, was sentenced yesterday by U. S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 151 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in May 2015 to one count of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery.

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Former Archer County Justice of the Peace Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison for Stealing County Funds

WICHITA FALLS, Texas Joseph Charles Boyle, 64, the former Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 in Holliday, Texas, was sentenced today by U.

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Dallas Securities Broker Sentenced to 36 Months in Federal Prison on Securities Fraud Conviction

DALLAS by U. S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn to 36 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in September 2015 to a felony Information charging one count of securities fraud, announced U.

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Woman Who Took Minor Child She Met During Online X-Box 360 Gaming from Texas to Wisconsin to Engage in Sexual Activity Is Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

DALLAS A woman who pleaded guilty to federal offenses stemming from her taking a minor child, whom she met during online gaming, from Texas to Wisconsin, where she sexually assaulted him, was sentenced today to a lengthy federal prison sentence, announced U.

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North Texas Men Indicted for Running Health Care Fraud Scheme That Caused TRICARE to Suffer More Than $65 Million Loss

DALLAS Two north Texas men, Richard Robert Cesario of Plano, Texas, and John Paul Cooper, of Southlake, Texas, have been indicted on felony offenses stemming from a health care fraud conspiracy they ran that caused TRICARE, the U.

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Amarillo Men Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences for Trafficking Large Quantity of Liquid Methamphetamine

AMARILLO, Texas Two Amarillo, Texas, men, who admitted trafficking a large quantity of liquid methamphetamine, have been sentenced by U.

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Inmate Sentenced to Serve an Additional 77 Months in Federal Prison for Mailing Threat Letter to Federal Judge

LUBBOCK, Texas An inmate in state custody on unrelated offenses, Dillon Alex Steele, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 210 Months in Federal Prison for Distibuting Child Pornography

FORT WORTH, Texas Erick Mayorga, of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge Reed C.

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Federal Jury Convicts Corporate Executive for Lying to Federal Agents During Public Corruption Investigation Involving Dallas County Commissioner

DALLAS Following a nearly three-day trial in federal court in Austin, Texas before U. S. District Judge Sam Sparks, a federal jury convicted a corporate executive for lying to Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the public corruption investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and others, announced U.

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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to 160 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

DALLAS A 63-year-old Dallas man, Larry Wayne Stinnett, was sentenced this afternoon by Chief U. S. District Judge Jorge A.

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Oklahoma City Man Faces 10 Years in Federal Prison After Admitting He Transmitted Program or Code to a Protected Computer

Benjamin Earnest Nichols pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly causing the transmission of a program or code to a protected computer.

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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to 180 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Conviction

DALLAS Erick Fernando Duarte, 59, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge David C.

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Fifty Charged in Methamphetamine/Cocaine Distribution Conspiracies

DALLAS s Fort Worth Violent Crime/Gang Task Force, 41 individuals are now in custody on federal drug distribution conspiracy charges, announced U.

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Federal Jury Convicts Crosby County Man on Firearms Offense

LUBBOCK, Texas Following a day and a half trial before Senior U. S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, a federal jury has convicted Shannon Dale Smith, of Crosbyton, Texas, on a federal firearm offense related to his attempt to extort more than $500,000 from a Crosby County man, announced U.

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Lubbock Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, Texas Jimmy Edward Villa, 41, of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced this morning by Senior U. S. District Judge Sam R.

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Two Indicted for Mail Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Denton County Highway Expansion

SHERMAN, Texas - U. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that two Dallas men have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with a Denton County highway expansion project in the Eastern District of Texas.

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South Dallas DTO Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison on Drug Distribution Conspiracy and Kidnapping Convictions

DALLAS Patrick D. Lenard, 34, of Pleasant Grove, South Dallas, was sentenced this afternoon by U. S. District Judge Jane J.

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Mesquite Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

DALLAS Robert Bruce Lloyd, 76, of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced this afternoon by U. S. District Judge Sidney A.

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Physician Pleads Guilty to Illegally Prescribing Pain Medication

U. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced that an East Texas pain management physician has pleaded guilty to illegally dispensing controlled substances.

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Four Sentenced for Roles in March 2014 Heroin Overdose Death of a Dallas Teenage Girl

DALLAS A 37-year-old heroin dealer and his three co-conspirators, including two women who injected a Dallas teenage girl with a fatal dose of that heroin in March 2014, were sentenced this week in federal court in Dallas, announced U.

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Registered Nurse Co-Owner of Ultimate Care Home Health Services Inc. Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

DALLAS A 52-year-old registered nurse and home health company owner from Cedar Hill, Texas, was sentenced this morning in federal court in Dallas on a health care fraud conspiracy conviction, announced U.

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Rockwall Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction Involving Images of Prepubescent Children

DALLAS Christopher Michael Burgess, 33, of Rockwall, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge Sam A.

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Dallas County Woman Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicaid

DALLAS Brenda Ward, 48, of Cedar Hill, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge Sidney A.

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Law Enforcement to Host Faith-Based Security Summit

DALLAS The U. S. Attorneys Dallas Division and U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Dallas are hosting a Faith-Based Security Summit that will provide faith-based leaders with information to improve security and develop protocols to protect houses of worshi.

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Colleyville, Texas Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Federal Prison for Running Nearly $4 Million Wind Farm Investment Scam

DALLAS David Lyman Spalding, 62, of Colleyville, Texas, was sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Barbara M. G.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to Serve a Total of 326 Months in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking a Developmentally Disabled Teenage Girl

DALLAS Kenneth Laray White, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge David C. Godbey to serve a total of 326 months in federal prison on felony convictions stemming from a plan to recruit a developmentally disabled teenage girl to engage in commercial sex acts, announced U.

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Federal Jury Convicts Dallas Anesthesiologist on Health Care Fraud Offenses Involving Approximately $10 Million in Fraudulent Billings

DALLAS Following a four-day trial before U. S. District Judge Reed C. OConnor and approximately three hours of deliberation, a federal jury has convicted Dr.

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Three Methamphetamine Distributors for Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms

LUBBOCK, Texas Three men who were sent by the Sinaloa Cartel to Lubbock, Texas, to distribute methamphetamine for the cartel were sentenced this morning to lengthy federal prison sentences, announced U.

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Dallas Doctor and Three Dallas-Area Home Health Agency Owners Convicted for Running Large-Scale, Sophisticated Health Care Fraud Scheme

DALLAS Following a six-week-long trial before U. S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay and less than two days of deliberation, this afternoon a federal jury convicted a Dallas physician and three owners of home health agencies on various felony offenses, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, stemming from their participation in a nearly $375 million health care fraud scheme involving fraudulent claims for home health services, announced U.

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Corporate Executive Sentenced to Six Months in Federal Prison and Fined $5,000

DALLAS Helen Tantillo, 59, of Austin, Texas, was sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Sam Sparks of the Western District of Texas to serve six months in federal prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release, and pay a $5,000 fine.

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Two Convicted Felons Sentenced to More Than 115 Years Each in Federal Prison Following Federal Jury Convictions on Hobbs Act and Firearms Offenses

DALLAS Two convicted felons from the Dallas area who were convicted by a federal jury at trial in July 2015 on an array of federal charges stemming from their armed robberies of several fast-food restaurants in the Dallas area in early 2014, were each sentenced today by U.

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Federal Indictments Result in Charges Against 16 in Gregg County

TYLER, Texas - U. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 16 individuals have been charged in a federal firearms and drug trafficking conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Dallas Carjackers Sentenced

DALLAS Donshay Jones, 24, of Dallas, was sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to serve a total of 168 months (14 years) in federal prison, following his guilty plea to felony offenses stemming from the February 2014 armed carjacking of a young woman and her young child in Dallas, announced U.

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Dallas Businessman Admits Fraud

DALLAS James Edward McIntire, 52, of Dallas, appeared this morning before U. S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney and pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud regarding a line of credit he applied for and obtained from the bank, announced U.

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Ellis County Woman Sentenced to 105 Months in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicaid

DALLAS An Ellis County woman who pleaded guilty last year to one count of health care fraud arising from her submission of false and fraudulent claims for counseling and psychotherapy services to Medicaid, on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries, was sentenced this afternoon, announced U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 13 Months in Federal Prison for Aiming Laser Pointer at a DPS Helicopter

DALLAS Orlando Jose Chapa, 37, of Dallas, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge Reed C. OConnor to 13 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in November 2015 to indictment charging one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft, announced U.

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Armed Carjacker Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

DALLAS Felipe Pinon, 28, of Dallas, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 30 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to felony offenses stemming from his role in the armed carjacking of two people last year in Dallas, announced U.

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Brenda Delgado Added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

Update: <a class="internal-link" href="resolveuid/dfa15cb5-59e4-4aeb-be2c-002959ed126c" target="_self" title="">Brenda Delgado in Custody (04/08/16)</a. Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the addition of Brenda Delgado to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

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East Texans Charged in Northeast Texas Opportunities Inc. Conspiracy

TEXARKANA, Texas - U. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that eleven individuals have been indicted on federal charges involving conspiracy to commit an offense and to defraud the U.

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Irving Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

DALLAS Javier Gallegos, 49, of Irving, Texas, was sentenced this afternoon by U. S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 204 months (17 years) in federal prison, following his guilty plea in October 2015 to one count of transportation of child pornography, announced U.

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Lubbock Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Federal Prison for Sending Obscene Material to Texas DPS Special Agent Posing Online as a 13-Year-Old Female

LUBBOCK, Texas A 30-year-old Lubbock, Texas, man, Justin Boyet Johnson, was sentenced on Friday by U. S. District Judge Sam R.

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Plano Anesthesiologist Convicted for Role in Pill Mill Operation is Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison

DALLAS Licensed anesthesiologist, Theodore E. Okechuku, 59, of Plano, Texas, was sentenced today by Chief U. S. District Judge Jorge A.

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Dallas Airmotive Inc. Admits Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations and Agrees to Pay $14 Million Criminal Penalty

WASHINGTONDallas Airmotive Inc. , a provider of aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services based in Grapevine, Texas, has admitted to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and agreed to pay a $14 million criminal penalty to resolve charges that it bribed Latin American government officials in order to secure lucrative government contracts.

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East Texans Charged in Red River Army Depot Conspiracy

TEXARKANA, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales and Colonel Brandon Grubbs, Red River Army Depot Installation Commander, announced today that seven individuals have been indicted on federal charges involving conspiracy to commit an offense and to defraud the U.

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East Texans Arrested on Federal Violations

TYLER, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that six individuals have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into illegal gambling, money laundering and drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Man Faces Five Years in Federal Prison in ‘Swatting’ Case

DALLAS case, announced U. S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaa of the Northern District of Texas. Swatting refers to falsely reporting an emergency to a police department to cause a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) response to a physical address, or making a false report to elicit an emergency response by other first responders to a specific physical address.

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Statement by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña Concerning the November 2014 General Election

DALLASU. S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaa, of the Northern District of Texas, announced today that she has appointed four Assistant U.

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Local Chemical Engineer Indicted on Federal Charges in Trade Secrets Case

DALLASA Ph. D. chemical engineer from Terrell, Texas, Dr. Mattias Tezock, self-surrendered to special agents of the FBI this morning on felony offenses outlined in a federal indictment returned last week by the grand jury, stemming from his use of trade secrets stolen from his former employer, announced U.

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Sixteen Indicted in North Texas Bank Fraud Conspiracy

SHERMAN, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 16 individuals have been indicted on federal charges involving bank fraud and aggravated identity theft in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Thomas M. Class, Sr. Named Special Agent in Charge of Dallas Division

Director James B. Comey has named Thomas M. Class, Sr. special agent in charge of the FBIs Dallas Division. Mr.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Dallas Anesthesiologist on Health Care Fraud Offenses

DALLASDr. Richard Ferdinand Toussaint, Jr. , a licensed anesthesiologist who allegedly ran a scheme to defraud health care benefit plans by submitting false and fraudulent claims, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Dallas on 17 counts of health care fraud, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Seven Charged in North Texas as Part of Largest National Medicare Fraud Takedown in History

DALLASAttorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today a nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in 17 districts, resulting in charges against 243 individuals, including 46 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings.

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Texarkana Drug Traffickers Arrested in Operation Flashback Meth Investigation

TEXARKANA, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today the arrest of multiple individuals indicted for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

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North Texas Man Indicted for False Statements While Under Oath

TYLER, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a former executive has been indicted for making false declarations before court in a civil trade secrets case in the Eastern District of Texas.

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San Angelo Psychiatrist Admits Committing Health Care Fraud

AMARILLO, TX deaths. The announcement was made today by U. S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

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Rockwall Man Admits Producing, Transporting, and Possessing Child Pornography

DALLASChristian C. Winchel, 49, of Rockwall, Texas, appeared today before U. S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater and pleaded guilty to multiple child pornography offenses involving prepubescent child pornography, announced U.

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Allen, Texas Man Admits Running a Multi-Million-Dollar Oil and Gas Investment Fraud Scheme

DALLASBrian J. Polito of Allen, Texas, appeared yesterday before Chief U. S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis and pleaded guilty to an information charging one count of mail fraud stemming from his operation of an oil and gas investment fraud scheme, announced John Parker, Acting U.

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Longview Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

TYLER, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a Longview man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Ellis County Woman Admits Defrauding Medicaid

DALLASAlexis C. Norman, 47, of Midlothian, Texas, appeared in federal court this morning before U. S. Magistrate Judge David L.

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Two Jasper Residents and One Houston Resident Indicted in Conspiracy

BEAUMONT, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that two residents of Jasper, Texas, along with a resident of Houston, Texas, have been charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Rockwall Man on Prepubescent Child Pornography Offenses

DALLASChristian C. Winchel, 48, of Rockwall, Texas, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Dallas on multiple federal child pornography offenses involving prepubescent child pornography, announced Acting U.

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U.S. Attorney Charges 27 in East Texas Drug Trafficking Organization

TYLER, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 27 individuals have been indicted following a lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking organization dealing methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Allen Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay More Than $8.7 Million in Restitution for Running an Oil and Gas Investment Fraud Scheme

DALLASBrian J. Polito of Allen, Texas, was sentenced today by Chief U. S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to 84 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $8,768,351 in restitution following his guilty plea in May 2015 to an information charging one count of mail fraud stemming from his operation of an oil and gas investment fraud scheme.

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Angelina County Individuals Arrested on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

LUFKIN, TXU. S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that five individuals are in custody following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison in Enticement Case

DALLAS Jack Marty Taylor, 60, of Dallas, was sentenced this afternoon by U. S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 120 months in federal prison, following his conviction at trial in November 2015 on one count of attempted enticement of a minor, announced U.

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Two Mexican Citizens Face Mandatory Life in Federal Prison After Jury Convicts Them on Federal Charges Related to May 2013 Murder of a Southlake, Texas Man

FORT WORTH, Texas After a trial lasting more than two-weeks, a federal jury has convicted two Mexican citizens on federal charges related to the murder of Southlake, Texas, resident, Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa, at Southlake Town Square on May 22, 2013, announced U.

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Abilene Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Having Images of Prepubescent Child Pornography on His Cell Phone

ABILENE, Texas A 69-year-old Abilene, Texas, man, Jackie Lee Whitt, was sentenced this morning by U. S. District Judge Reed C.

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Grand Jury Indicts Two Dallas Men on Federal Felony Offenses Stemming from Their November 2015 Armed Assault on Federal Officers

DALLAS A federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment yesterday charging two Dallas men, Victor Manuel Solorzano, 30, and his cousin, Edgar Solorzano, 23, on felony offenses stemming from their November 19, 2015, armed assault of two federal law enforcement officers in southwest Dallas, announced U.

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Serial Armed Robber Sentenced to 26 Years in Federal Prison

DALLAS A Dallas man, Jerry Ware, who admitted that he and his accomplice, Kevin Howard, committed the armed robberies of five 7-Eleven/RaceTrac stores in Dallas in October 2014, was sentenced today by U.

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Twelve Charged in Dallas as Part of Largest National Medicare Fraud Takedown in History

DALLAS Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today an unprecedented nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in 36 federal districts, resulting in criminal and civil charges against 301 individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $900 million in false billings.

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Rockwall, Texas Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Federal Prison for Producing, Transporting, and Possessing Child Pornography

Christian C. Winchel sentenced to 50 years following his guilty plea to multiple child pornography offenses involving prepubescent child pornography.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

DALLAS Avel Barron, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced this afternoon by U. S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 151 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in September 2015 to one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.

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Federal Jury Finds Two San Diego-Area Men Interfered with Flight Crew

AMARILLO, </ Texas Following an eight-day trial before U.

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Pimp Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

DALLAS</ Kenneth Richardson, 33, of Dallas, pleaded guilty Friday afternoon, before U.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Takeover-Style Robbery of AT&T Store in Grand Prairie

DALLAS </ T store in Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced yesterday to a lengthy federal prison sentence, announced U.

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Career Offender Bank Robber Sentenced to 192 Months in Federal Prison

DALLAS</ A Dallas man, Gregory Wayne Davidson, 53, was sentenced this afternoon by U.

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Marijuana Traffickers Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

AMARILLO, </ Texas Two men from Moore County, Texas have pleaded guilty to federal offenses stemming from their respective roles in trafficking major quantities of marijuana, announced U.

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Former Chief Investigator at Dallas County District Attorney’s Office Admits Role in Bribery Conspiracy

DALLAS s Office, Anthony L. Robinson, appeared in federal court this morning and pleaded guilty, before U. S. Magistrate Judge Paul D.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Businessman in More Than $4.6 Million Fraud Scheme

DALLAS</ A federal grand jury in Dallas has indicted Wesley Michael Woodyard, believed to be most recently a resident of Dallas, on wire fraud and related charges stemming from his scheme to defraud Ace European Insurance Company (ACE) of more than $4.

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Dallas County Man Sentenced to 90 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

DALLAS</ A Hutchins, Texas, man, Servando Vega Cervantes, 25, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by U.

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Crosby County Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison on Extortion and Firearms Convictions

LUBBOCK, </ Texas Shannon Dale Smith of Crosbyton, Texas, was sentenced today by Senior U.

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South Dallas DTO Member Sentenced to 24 Years in Federal Prison on Kidnapping Charge

DALLAS </ Rodney Wynn, 36, of Pleasant Grove, South Dallas, was sentenced Thursday by U.

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Dallas, Texas, Woman Faces up to Twenty Years in Federal Prison for Mail Fraud

Katia Maribell Olivera of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud.

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North Richland Hills Physician Admits Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

A licensed physician from North Richland Hills, Texas, Byron Felton Conner, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud stemming from a scheme to defraud Medicare through the submission of false claims for physician home visits and home health care services.

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FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Brenda Delgado Now in Custody

Brenda Delgado, wanted for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of dentist Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, Texas, was taken into custody without incident today in Torre office at the U.

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Capital Murder Suspect Added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

Diego Rodriguez, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI list and a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to his arrest.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Nigerian Man for Role in Business E-Mail Compromise Scheme That Caused Attempted $1.3 Million Loss to U.S. Companies

A Nigerian citizen in the U.S. on a student visa has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud stemming from his role in what has become known as a “Business E-Mail Compromise” scheme.

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FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Human Trafficking Operation

Officials from the FBI announced Tuesday the recovery of 149 underage trafficking victims and the arrest of more than 150 pimps in a nationwide human trafficking operation conducted throughout the United States last week.

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Dallas Woman Pleads Guilty to Indictment

Tameira Janell Smith, 23, pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment alleging she made harassing telephone calls to university and municipal police departments to falsely report she was a victim or injured.

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FBI Arrests Dallas Technology Company’s Former Lead Systems Engineer on Mail Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

Albert Shih-Der Chang, ex-lead systems engineer for One Technologies, was arrested on charges of embezzling approximately $2.4 million.

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Dallas FBI Warns of Scams Targeting Senior Citizens in North Texas

The FBI Dallas Division has received reports of a recent wave of scam attempts targeting senior citizens in North Texas, particularly in the Sherman and Denison areas.

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Man Who Absconded While Under Indictment in Swatting Case is Arrested, Pleads Guilty, and is Sentenced to Serve 84 Months in Federal Prison

Jeffrey Lynn Daniels was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to federal charge regarding a swatting conspiracy.

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Grand Jury Indicts Two on Conspiracy, Carjacking, and Firearms Charges

Joshua Puckett and Tyler Woodard have been indicted for their roles in an armed carjacking spree.

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Texas Nurse Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud Scheme

A 55-year-old Denton County, Texas nurse has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Irving, Texas Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Darryn Webb was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to an indictment charging him with one count of production of child pornography.

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Dallas Armed Carjackers Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms

Monica Renee Metcalf and Felipe Pinon were sentenced in connection with their January 2015 armed carjacking of two victims in Dallas.

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Texas Man Charged with Running Fraudulent Investment Companies

A Texas man was charged with fraud and obstruction of justice involving two investment companies that allegedly defrauded investors of $900,000.

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Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Serve a Total of 425 Months in Federal Prison on Conspiracy and Money Laundering Convictions

One of the principal defendants charged in a major drug distribution conspiracy was sentenced to 425 months in prison.

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Garland Man Sentenced to Serve a Total of 30 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography and Firearm Charges

Brandon Gregory Leal, 36, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison for child pornography and firearms offenses.

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Abilene Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to More Than 21 Years in Federal Prison

Pascual Jamie Avalos has been sentenced to 21 years after pleading guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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FBI Offers $5,000 Reward to Recover Stolen Equipment

The Dallas Division of the FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the recovery of property and equipment stolen from a government vehicle in Lubbock, Texas.

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Defendant Sentenced for Role in May 2013 Murder of Southlake, Texas Man

Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Campano, a Mexican citizen, was sentenced to 20 years for his role in the May 2013 murder of Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa in Southlake, Texas.

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Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 262 Months in Federal Prison

Garland, Texas, resident Chester Brown, a/k/a “Baldy,” 41, was sentenced to 262 months in prison on drug conspiracy convictions.

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Local Chemical Engineer Must Pay Approximately $4 Million in Restitution for Unlawfully Possessing Trade Secrets

Dr. Mattias Tezock, 53, who admitted unlawfully possessing trade secrets from his former employer, Voltaix LLC, has been ordered to pay approximately $4 million in restitution.

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Serial Bank Robber Arrested as a Result of a Crime Stoppers Tip is Sentenced to 125 Months in Federal Prison

Joshua Sefnathn Chavez, who admitted robbing or attempting to rob five banks in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, was sentenced to 125 months in federal prison.

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FBI Increases Reward to $10,000 to Recover Stolen Equipment

The Dallas FBI announced an increased reward offer of $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of property stolen from a government vehicle in Lubbock, Texas.

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Last of Four Convicted for Role in Takeover-Style Robbery of AT&T Store in Grand Prairie is Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison

The last of four Dallas individuals who were involved in the January 2015 takeover-style robbery of an AT&T store in Grand Prairie, Texas was sentenced to 10 years.

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Law Enforcement Hosts Second Faith-Based Security Summit

Dallas law enforcement agencies hosted their second Faith-Based Security Summit today for area faith-based leaders.

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Couple Enters Guilty Pleas in Murder-for-Hire Case

A couple pleaded guilty to soliciting an individual to murder, for a sum of cash, the woman's estranged husband.

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Serial Armed Robbers Known as 'Bulls Cap Bandits' Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences

Cedric Ray Jones and his brother Damien Antoine Jones were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences for committing several violent armed robberies in Dallas in 2014.

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Sulphur Springs Restaurant Owner Guilty of Child Exploitation Violations

A 53-year-old Sulphur Springs, Texas man has been found guilty of child exploitation charges.

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Texas Doctor Resentenced to Prison Following Appeal

A 65-year-old Dallas County, Texas physician has been resentenced to federal prison for health care fraud and identity theft violations.

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Marijuana Trafficker Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison

Marco Saucedo, 45, of Cactus, Texas, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for trafficking marijuana.

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Members of Drug Trafficking Organization That Trafficked Multiple Thousands of Kilograms of Marijuana from El Paso to Dumas, Texas and Elsewhere Plead Guilty

Two men from Moore County, Texas, pleaded guilty to federal offenses stemming from their respective roles in a marijuana trafficking organization.

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Last Bulls Cap Bandit Sentenced

A Dallas man who admitted to his role in a conspiracy to commit several violent armed robberies in Dallas in 2014 was sentenced to 147 months in prison.

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Passenger Remains in Federal Custody on Federal Charge of Interfering with a Flight Crew

Jerry Ba Nguyen, who was a passenger on American Airlines flight 2542, has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with interference with a flight crew.

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