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San Antonio Businessman Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Scam

In San Antonio today, 54-year-old Armando Jesus Hernandez Leal of Shavano Park, TX, was sentenced to 170 months in federal prison in connection with a multi-million dollar investment fraud scam announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Robbery of IBC Bank Branch in San Antonio

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Hidalgo HUD Officials Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

McALLEN, Texas Two Hidalgo women have been ordered to federal prison following their conviction for conspiracy to commit bribery, announced U.

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San Antonio Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Wire Fraud Charges in Connection with Immigration Document Fraud Scheme

In San Antonio, 41-year-old Yvette Marie Rodriguez (aka ) pleaded guilty to a fraudulent scheme whereby she professed to be an Immigration official who could provide immigration documents to undocumented aliens announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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First Defendant Sentenced to Federal Prison in Eagle Ford Shale Oil Theft Case

In Del Rio today, 50-year-old Juan Martin Bernal of Eagle Pass, TX, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to steal an estimated $1.

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Former Austin Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison in Connection with an Estimated $1.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

In Austin today, Rose Marie OReilly, 63, of La Grange, TX, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for her role in an estimated $1.

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Eleven Seguin-Based Texas Mexican Mafia Members and Associates Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

Today, federal, state and local authorities arrested eight individuals and are looking for three others in connection with a heroin/cocaine trafficking operation in the Seguin and New Braunfels, TX areas announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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CBP Officer Charged with Bribery

McALLEN, Texas A U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer has been arrested on allegations he accepted a bribe and for exceeding his authorized access to gain information from a protected government computer, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Interstate Stalker Pleads Guilty in San Antonio

In San Antonio, 57-year-old Gabriel Robert Caggiano of Los Angeles, CA, faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to stalking a former employer and his wife who reside in San Antonio announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Militia Man Heads to Prison on Firearms Charges

BROWNSVILLE, Texas has been ordered to federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm on two separate occasions, announced U.

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Fifteen Arrested on Federal Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Indictment in the Western District of Texas as Part of Operation Dream Catcher

Fifteen individuals are in custody today charged federally with participating in a methamphetamine distribution and money laundering scheme announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Ex-CEO of McAllen-Based Trucking Company Sentenced in $11 Million Fraud Scheme

HOUSTON The former CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics (USADV), a cross-border trucking company that services the maquiladora industry, has been ordered to federal prison, announced U.

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Federal Authorities Arrest Crystal City Officials and a Texas Businessman in Connection with a Bribery and Kickback Scheme

This morning, authorities arrested five current and former Crystal City, TX, officials and a Texas businessman on federal bribery charges in a scheme involving city contracts announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Del Rio Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Cyberstalking and Child Pornography Charges

In Del Rio, 27-year-old Michael Martinez faces up to ten years in federal prison after pleading guilty to federal charges involving online sextortion, cyberstalking and child exploitation announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Former City of Del Rio Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzlement

This morning, Ernesto Valdez, Jr. , a former clerk in the City of Del Rio s utility department, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $33,000 from the City announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Escapee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Austin Bank Robberies

In Austin this morning, 38-year-old Brian Anthony Whitford was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison for robbing two Austin banks last year after escaping from a half-way house announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Former Officer and Co-Defendant Sentenced in Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine

McALLEN, Texas A former Rio Grande City Police investigator and another man have been ordered to federal prison following their conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.

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Heroin Distributor Gets Nearly 33 Years in Federal Prison in Mexican Mafia Case

LAREDO, Texas Nearly two dozen people have been ordered to prison in relation to a drug conspiracy involving heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, announced U.

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Twenty Arrested and Charged Federally in Connection with Drug Trafficking in Central Texas

Today, federal, state and local authorities arrested 20 individuals in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking operation in central Texas announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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U.S. Army Specialist Arrested on Federal Child Pornography Distribution Charge

In San Antonio, a U. S. Army Specialist assigned to Fort Sam Houston remains in federal custody today in connection with the sexual exploitation of minors announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Local Man Who Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conversations on Facebook Sent to Prison

McALLEN, Texas A 61-year-old man has been ordered to prison following his conviction of one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.

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Former UTSA Projects Manager Sentenced to Federal Prison for His Role in Bribery Scheme

In San Antonio today, 43-year-old former University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) project manager James Paul Council was sentenced to 38 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a bribery scheme announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Mexican Clinic Doctor Detained in Scheme to Commit Wire Fraud

McALLEN, Texas Two physicians from a family medicine clinic in Mexico have been charged in a federal indictment for their role in a scheme to submit false and fraudulent insurance claims, announced U.

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Robbery of Prosperity Bank Branch in Round Rock

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San Antonio Man Arrested and Charged in Alleged Laser Strike Incident

In San Antonio today, FBI agents arrested 24year-old Christopher B.

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Jury Convicts Defendant in Los Zetas Money Laundering Case of Conspiracy and Bribery Charges

A federal jury today convicted 55-year-old Veracruz, Mexico businessman Francisco Antonio Colorado-Cessa (aka ), of attempting to bribe a federal judge announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Weslaco Man Heads to Prison for Trafficking Marijuana

LAREDO, Texas Santiago Martinez, 39, of Weslaco, has been ordered to prison for 10 years following his conviction of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison on Child Pornography Charge

Earlier today, 31-year-old Jeffrey Owen Tucker of San Antonio was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for receipt of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

In San Antonio today, 51-year-old Edward Mesquiti was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for bank robbery announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Mexican Businessman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Los Zetas Money Laundering Scheme and Bribery

In Austin, 55-year-old Veracruz, Mexico businessman Francisco Antonio Colorado-Cessa (aka ), was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for laundering Los Zetas drug proceeds and attempting to bribe a federal judge announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Robbery of Frost Bank Branch in San Antonio

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Midland Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Border Patrol Agent

In Del Rio today, a federal jury found Carl Wayne Wiley guilty of attempted murder of a federal agent, announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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CyberTexas Foundation to be Awarded FBI Director’s 2015 Community Leadership Award

Christopher Combs, special agent in charge (SAC) of the San Antonio Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is pleased to announce that CyberTexas Foundation was selected as a recipient of the Directors Community Leadership Award (DCLA) for 2015.

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Eagle Pass City Manager Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Role in Pay-to-Play Bribery Scheme Involving Maverick County Contract

This afternoon, FBI agents arrested 67-year-old Eagle Pass City Manager Hector Chavez, Sr.

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Militia Man Ordered to Federal Prison

BROWNSVILLE, Texas has been sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm, announced U.

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Two Donna School Board Members and Middleman Plead Guilty to Attempted Extortion

McALLEN, Texas - Two elected members of the School Board of Donna pleaded guilty today for accepting bribes in connection with a services contract held by the Donna Independent School District (DISD).

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Authorities Arrest Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership

This morning, federal and state authorities in Texas arrested the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization (OMO)--National President Jeffrey Fay Pike, National Vice President John Xavier Portillo and National Sergeant at Arms Justin Cole Forster--based on federal racketeering and drug distribution charges.

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Former Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison

WASHINGTONOffice of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) was sentenced to 37 months in prison today for a scheme to falsify records and obstruct an internal DHS-OIG inspection, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Escaping Halfway House and Robbing a San Antonio Bank

In San Antonio this morning, 45-year-old Malcolm David Brooks was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for escaping from a halfway house and robbing a San Antonio bank in 2012, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, United States Marshal Robert Almonte, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Former Campaign Coordinator Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst

In Austin today, 58-year-old political consultant Kenneth Barfield (aka ) pleaded guilty to stealing approximately $1.

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Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force Arrests Two for Allegedly Providing Material Support to Terrorists

Authorities with the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested two Austin-area residents for alleged offenses involving providing material support to terrorists, announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas; Christopher Combs, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division; and John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

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Federal Grand Jury in Del Rio Indicts Midland Man on Attempted Murder Charges of Border Patrol Agents

In Del Rio today, a federal grand jury indicted CARL WAYNE WILEY for attempted murder of a federal agent, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Rodolfo Karisch, Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent, U.

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Father and Son Sentenced for Shooting Federal Agent

MCALLEN, TXTwo Hargill men have received significant sentences for the July 2012 aggravated assault on a Homeland Security Investigations agent, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Several Laredoans Get Massive Sentences in Multi-Million-Dollar Methamphetamine Conspiracy

LAREDO, TXA total of six Laredoans and three others have been sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to transport more than 100 kilograms of methamphetamine in 2011, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Rahatul Khan and Michael Wolfe for Allegedly Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

A federal grand jury in the Western District of Texas returned separate indictments Wednesday charging Rahatul Khan and Michael Wolfe with attempting to provide material support to terrorists announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, Christopher Combs, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division, and John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

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San Antonio Businessman Pleads Guilty in Maverick County Bribery, Kickback, and Bid-Rigging Scheme

In Del Rio, 54-year-old German Garcia Cano faces up to ten years in federal prison after pleading guilty this afternoon to a bribery charge in connection with a bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme in Maverick County announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs.

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Federal Prison Terms Handed Down in Sex Trafficking of a Minor Case

This afternoon, 32-year-old Ivan Gonzales of San Antonio was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for his role in a sex trafficking scheme involving a minor announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Campaign Manager Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Buy Votes in a Donna, Texas School Board Election

WASHINGTONA campaign manager pleaded guilty today in the Southern District of Texas for conspiring with others to pay voters to vote in a Donna, Texas, school board election, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Texas State Judge on Bribery, Extortion, and Wire Fraud Charges

ALBUQUERQUEA federal grand jury sitting in San Antonio, Texas, has indicted Angus Kelly McGinty, 50, a former Texas state district court judge in Bexar County, Texas, on bribery, extortion and wire fraud charges, announced Damon P.

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Austin Man Arrested and Charged in Alleged Laser Strike Incident

In Austin today, FBI agents arrested 25year-old Gabriel Soza Ruedas, Jr.

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Donna Man Pleads Guilty in Hidalgo County Hacking Case

MCALLEN, TXFidel Salinas, 28, has admitted to attempting to hack into the Hidalgo County server in January 2012, announced U.

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San Antonio-Area Businesswoman Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Estimated $1.6 Million Fraud Scheme

The owner and managing partner of HipDingo stores in San Antonio, Boerne and Fredericksburg and former marketing director for a land development company, Rinco of Texas, Inc.

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FBI Announces Child Safety Tips

Child summer safety resources: strong.

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Campaign Worker Pleads Guilty to Buying Votes in a Donna School Board Election

WASHINGTONA campaign worker pleaded guilty today to paying voters to vote in the November 2012 school board election in Donna, Texas, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General David A.

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Federal Jury Convicts San Antonio Man for Sex Trafficking of Minors

In San Antonio today, a federal jury convicted 22s San Antonio Division and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

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Webb County Justice of the Peace Pleads Guilty to Extortion

LAREDO, TXRicardo Rangel, justice of the peace for Webb County Precinct 2-Place 2, has been convicted of extortion under color of official right, announced U.

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FBI Launches National Campaign to Address Laser Threat to Aircraft

The FBI today announced a national campaign to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft, a federal violation that presents danger to pilots, passengers, and those on the ground.

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Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty to Harboring Undocumented Aliens

LAREDO, TXRoberto Cantu Rodriguez, 35, of Laredo, has entered a guilty plea to a charge of concealing, harboring and shielding five undocumented aliens from detection, announced U.

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Austin Man Pleads Guilty in Laser Strike Incident

In Austin today, 25year-old Gabriel Soza Ruedas, Jr.

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Christopher H. Combs Named Special Agent in Charge of San Antonio Division

Director James B. Comey has named Christopher H. Combs special agent in charge of the FBI s San Antonio Division.

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Austin-Area Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing Millions from Pension Plans

In Austin today, 64-year-old Lakeway resident Ricky Lynn Richardson was sentenced to five years in federal prison for stealing millions from pension plans, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Federal Bureau of Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

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Two Head to Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

MCALLEN, TXFrancisco Calderon, 28, and Jorge Alejandro Galvan-Ibarra, 30, have been ordered to federal prison for possession with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of methamphetamine, announced U.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

In San Antonio today, 42) was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs.

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D’Hanis Man Charged with Manufacturing Pipe Bombs

Earlier today, federal agents arrested 20-year-old Michael Keich, of DHanis, Texas, for manufacturing an unregistered weapon and manufacture of an explosive without a license announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Six Juveniles Recovered in San Antonio and Austin-Area Operations Targeting Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

During the past four days, the FBI, together with several local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, conducted Operation Cross Country VIII to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States.

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Drug Traffickers Plead Guilty on Eve of Trial

BROWNSVILLE, TXJose Angel Marichalar, 33, Phillip Cross, 56, and Yisnel Garcia Gonzalez, 30, have all entered guilty pleas in a trial set to begin today, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Dallas-Area Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Murder Plot in Connection with 2013 Fort Sam Houston Shooting Incident

In San Antonio today, 29-year-old Leonard Roundtree, III, of Richardson, TX, was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for plotting to kill his uncles intimate partner announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Spa Owner Heads to Prison for Illegal Injections

MCALLEN, TXElva Navarro, 38, of Hidalgo, has received her federal sentence violating the U.

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Business Owners Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Pay Taxes to IRS

LAREDO, TXJorge Montemayor and Leticia Reyna have been ordered to prison for their convictions of failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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FBI Seeking Information to Identify Rapist

The FBI is asking the public to help identify an unknown male smuggler who reportedly raped, robbed, and abandoned an adult female from Central/South America while on a U.

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Fugitive Wanted for Parental Kidnapping Captured in Mexico

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LaVernia Restaurant Operator Pleads Guilty to Immigration Document Fraud Scheme

In San Antonio today, 49-year-old Yolanda Hernandez de Arteaga, the former operator of the Los Compadres Restaurant in LaVernia, TX, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with the execution of a fraud scheme for financial benefit which targeted individuals seeking legitimate immigration documents announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

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Investment Account of Former Mexican Governor’s Political Appointee Seized by United States

CORPUS CHRISTI, TXAn investment account located in McAllen, Texas alleged to be owned by Homero De La Garza Tamez, former Instituto Tamaulipeco De Vivienda Y Urbanismo (ITAVU) Director in the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been seized by the United States government as a result of an the efforts of a multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas announced today.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 220 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

In San Antonio today, U. S. District Judge Orlando Garcia sentenced 23-year-old Michael Douglas Glasenapp was sentenced to 220 months in federal prison followed by a 30 years of supervised release for distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Zapata National Bank Employee and Another Charged in Bank Fraud Scheme

LAREDO, TXPetra Del Bosque, 54, and Anita Arredondo, 52, both of Zapata, have been arrested for their alleged participation in a long-running bank-fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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U.S. Attorney Magidson Names SDTX Election Officer for Upcoming Election

HOUSTONs nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov.

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Former Lawmen Ordered to Federal Prison

MCALLEN, TXFive defendants, all former law enforcement officers, have been ordered to federal prison for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Killeen Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Soldiers in Loan Scam

In Waco today, 21-year-old Daniel Lee Rosales of Killeen, TX, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for stealing money from U.

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Convicted Hostage-Takers Ordered to Federal Prison

MCALLEN, TXMiguel Angel Navarro, Milton Leonel Trevino, and Onan Herrera-Sanchez have been ordered to prison for their involvement in the hostage-taking of a University of Texas-Pan American student, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Spa Owner Pleads Guilty as Trial Set to Begin

MCALLEN, TXElva Navarro, 37, of Hidalgo, has entered a guilty plea to violating the U.

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Son and Business Associate of Defendant in Los Zetas Money Laundering Case Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conspiring to Bribe a Federal Judge

In Austin, 26-year-old Francisco Agustin Colorado Cebado (aka ) and 52-year-old Ramon Segura Flores were each sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for attempting to bribe a federal judge announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steve McCollough.

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Killeen Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Intimidating Witness

In Waco today, U. S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. , sentenced 33-year-old Carrick Mondale Mango of Killeen, TX, to ten years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine for witness tampering announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, and United States Marshal Robert Almonte.

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Three Charged in Eagle Ford Shale Oil Theft Case

In Laredo, TX, today, federal authorities arrested 37-year-old Victor Manuel Guerra, Jr.

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San Antonio, Texas Mexican Mafia Member Arrested and Charged in Connection with Three Murders

In San Antonio this morning, FBI agents arrested 36) in connection with the alleged murders of three high ranking TMM members announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

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Hidalgo Drug Trafficker Gets Life in Federal Prison

MCALLEN, TXDaniel Nunez, 38, of Hidalgo, has been ordered to prison for life following his conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and conspiracy to transport and attempt to transport monetary instruments to Mexico to promote drug trafficking, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

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Gulf Cartel Plaza Boss Heads to Federal Prison

BROWNSVILLE, TXRafael Cardenas Vela has been ordered to prison for 20 years following his conviction related to his participation in a long term drug conspiracy, announced U.

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Campaign Worker Pleads Guilty to Buying Votes in Donna School Board Election

WASHINGTONA campaign worker pleaded guilty today for paying voters to vote in the November 2012 school board election in Donna, Texas, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

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Edinburg Carjacker Sentenced to Federal Prison

MCALLEN, TXEdinburg resident Stephen Santos, 28, has been sentenced to 108 months in federal prison for carjacking, announced U.

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Statement by United States Attorney Robert Pitman Concerning the November 2014 General Election

Today, United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced the appointment of Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Tom Moore as the District Election Officer.

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Multiple Sentences Handed Down in Progreso Bribery Scheme

HOUSTONThe former mayor of Progreso and three others have been sentenced for their convictions related a bribery scheme that permeated the town of Progreso and the local school board, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Del Rio Jury Convicts Two Los Zetas Cartel Members on Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

Two senior members of the Los Zetas Cartel operating in Piedras Negras, Mexico, face up to life in federal prison after a jury convicted them of smuggling thousands of kilograms of marijuana and hundreds of assault rifles announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney; Janice Ayala, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division; Robert Elder, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Division; and, Christopher Combs, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division.

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Ochoa-Perez Indicted on Additional Charge

LAREDO, TXA federal grand jury has added a charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine to the current kidnapping allegations against Raul Ochoa-Perez, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Copperas Cove Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Production and Distribution of Child Pornography

In Waco today, U. S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. sentenced 32-year-old Daniel Ethan Clark to 30 years in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release on child pornography charges announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Laredo Husband and Wife Enter Pleas in Mexican Mafia Case

LAREDO, TXCarlos Contreras, 33, and his wife Ana Rosa Contreras, 31, have entered guilty pleas in relation to a massive drug trafficking and money laundering case involving members of the Texas Mexican Mafia prison gang, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Murder Plot in Connection with 2013 Fort Sam Houston Shooting Incident

In San Antonio today, 52-year-old Alvin Roundtree was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in federal prison for plotting to kill his intimate partner announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Jury Convicts Mission Man in Marijuana Conspiracy

MCALLEN, TXA federal jury in McAllen has convicted Rogelio Guerrero, 50, a U.

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Federal Jury in Del Rio Convicts Los Zetas Cartel Drug Dealer

A member of a drug trafficking organization with ties to the Los Zetas Cartel operating in Piedras Negras, Mexico, faces up to life in federal prison after a jury convicted him of smuggling thousands of kilograms of marijuana into the United States from Mexico announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Christopher Combs, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division, Janice Ayala, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge, San Antonio, and Joseph M.

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Campaign Manager Charged with Buying Votes in a Donna, Texas School Board Election

WASHINGTONA campaign manager was arrested late yesterday and accused of paying voters to vote in the November 2012 school board election in Donna, Texas.

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Former Bank Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud

MCALLEN, TXA former bank officer with Texas State Bank has been ordered to federal prison for defrauding her former employer, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Twenty-Five Waco-Area Aryan Brotherhood Members and Associates Charged in Connection with Methamphetamine Distribution Operation

In the Waco area today, federal and state authorities arrested 21 Aryan Brotherhood (AB) members and associates, including ranking AB members 54year-old Robert Eaton of Kempner, Texas, for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Killeen Brothers Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms for Cocaine Distribution

In Waco, 30-year-old Christopher Andrew and 32year-old Cornelius Tywarren Wilson were sentenced to 35 years and 30 years in federal prison, respectively, for their roles in a cocaine distribution operation based in Killeen, Texas, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Extortion Calls on the Rise

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Jury Convicts Dallas-Area Man for Role in Murder Plot in Connection with 2013 Fort Sam Houston Shooting Incident

A Richardson, Texas man faces up to life in federal prison after a federal jury in San Antonio convicted him this morning for plotting with his uncle to kill his uncles intimate partner, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H.

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Former Jarrell Police Chief Sentenced to Federal Prison

In Austin today, 52-year-old former Jarrell (TX) Police Chief Andres Tomas Gutierrez was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for a wire fraud/theft of honest services scheme announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman; Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent In Charge Janice Ayala in San Antonio; Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General Investigations Special Agent In Charge J.

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Two Campaign Workers Admit to Buying Votes in Hidalgo County, Texas Elections

WASHINGTONTwo campaign workers pleaded guilty this week in the Southern District of Texas for paying voters to vote in two 2012 elections in Hidalgo County, Texas, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

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Alleged ‘Anonymous’ Computer Hacker Charged with 18 Counts of Cyberstalking

MCALLEN, TXA federal grand jury has returned a second superseding indictment against Fidel Salinas, 27, of Donna, adding additional attempted computer hacking charges and 18 counts of cyberstalking, announced U.

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Federal Jury Convicts San Antonio Man of Sex Trafficking of Minors

In San Antonio today, a federal jury convicted 38s San Antonio Division and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

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Laredo Man Sentenced to Prison for Fleeing from Federal Officers

LAREDO, TXYozeth Muniz aka Eric Garcia and Paul Muniz has been ordered to prison for three years for resisting arrest and obstructing federal officers, announced U.

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Laredoan Who Fled to Mexico Indicted on Kidnapping Charges

LAREDO, TXA federal grand jury has indicted Raul Ochoa-Perez, 42, of Laredo, on charges of conspiracy to kidnap and kidnapping, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Round Rock Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

In Austin this morning, 23-year-old Rahatul Ashikim Khan (a.

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New Fraud Schemes Targeting Families of Unaccompanied Children

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Twenty-Four Arrested in Crystal City-Area Cocaine Distribution Operation

Federal, state and local law enforcement have arrested 23 individuals, including 35-year-old alleged ringleader George Alamillo of San Antonio, charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine in the Crystal City, La Pryor, Carrizo Springs and San Antonio areas announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Joseph M.

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San Antonio Tax Protester Sentenced to Federal Prison for Tax Evasion

In San Antonio today, U. S. District Judge Orlando Garcia sentenced Daniel Isiah Thody to 90 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $162,857.

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Border Patrol Agent Indicted

LAREDO, TXRoberto Cantu Rodriguez, a U.

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Webb County Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Official Actions

WASHINGTONKristopher Michael Montemayor, a county commissioner for Precinct 1 of the Webb County Commissioners Court in Texas, pleaded guilty to bribery today.

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Eagle Pass Mexican Mafia Members Arrested for Violating Federal Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization and Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering Statutes

Fourteen Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) members, including leader Jesus Lopez (aka ), are in custody today, charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, to include alleged acts of murder, extortion, and drug trafficking in the Eagle Pass area.

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Two Convicted of Distributing Methamphetamine

MCALLEN, TXFrancisco Calderon, 27, and Jorge Alejandro Galvan-Ibarra, 30, have entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Former ArthroCare Executives Sentenced for Orchestrating $750 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTONThe former chief executive officer (CEO) of ArthroCare Corporation was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, and the former chief financial officer (CFO) was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison today for their leading roles in a $750 million securities fraud scheme.

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Former CEO and CFO of ArthroCare Corporation Convicted of Orchestrating $400 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTONA federal jury today convicted the former chief executive officer and the former chief financial officer of ArthroCare Corporation, a publicly traded medical device company based in Austin, Texas, for orchestrating a fraud scheme that resulted in shareholder losses of over $400 million.

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Two Former Maverick County Officials Plead Guilty to Federal Bribery Charges

In Del Rio today, former Maverick County Precinct 3 Commissioner and Eagle Pass ISD teacher Jose Luis Rosales and former Maverick County Justice of the Peace and businessman Cesar Iracheta pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with an alleged bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to Almost 11 Years in Federal Prison for Transportation of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity

In San Antonio today, U. S. District Judge David A. Ezra sentenced 33-year-old Ricardo Castillo, Jr. , to 130 months in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release for transportation of a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Round Rock Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

In Austin this afternoon, 24-year-old self-proclaimed Rahatul Ashikim Khan (a.

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McAllen Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Using a Gun

McALLEN, TXOscar Eduardo Juarez has been ordered to prison in relation for his use of a weapon in relation to a crime of violence, announced U.

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Four Uvalde, Texas Syndicate Members Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison

In Del Rio, a federal judge sentenced 29 Uvalde/Hondo-area Texas Syndicate (TS) members over the past two weeks to federal prison, including four defendants to life imprisonment, for various racketeering and drug trafficking offenses committed in Uvalde, San Antonio and the surrounding areas announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Two Plead Guilty to Selling Membership in Fake Indian Tribe

BROWNSVILLE, TXA Brownsville man and woman have entered guilty pleas to selling membership in a non-recognized Indian tribe, announced U.

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Austin Businesswoman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud

Last week in Austin, 37-year-old Abby Lindemann Johnson, owner of Pain Management Solutions, a licensed Durable Medical Equipment provider, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme with an estimated intended loss of more than $1 million, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio Businessman Sentenced to Federal Prison in Bribery Scheme

IN SAN ANTONIO TODAY, 51year-old Oscar Gilberto Rodriguez was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving City of San Antonio contracts announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Physician-Owned Forest Park Medical Center to Pay $215,000 to Resolve Kickback Allegations Under Civil Settlement with United States

Forest Park Medical Center, LLC (), a physician-owned hospital located in Dallas, Texas, will pay $215,000 under a civil settlement with the United States Department of Justice, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio-Area Businesswoman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Orchestrating Estimated $1.4 Million Fraud Scheme

This afternoon, San Antonio businesswoman Lea Ann Blystone was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for orchestrating an estimated $1.

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Lone Ranger Bandit Sentenced to 40 Years in Federal Prison for Series of Armed Bank Robberies

In Waco today, a federal judge sentenced 38-year-old Richard Wayne Swicegood (aka ) of Waxahachie, TX, to 40 years in federal prison for committing 13 armed bank robberies in Texas and Arkansas announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts San Antonio Businessman in Tax, Mail, and Bankruptcy Fraud Schemes

A San Antonio businessman stands charged by indictment with defrauding personal injury clients, evading payment of more than $1 million in taxes, and attempting to hide substantial assets from the Bankruptcy Trustee announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio Duo Arrested in Connection with Sex Trafficking of a Minor Scheme

In San Antonio this morning, FBI agents arrested 25-year-old Valentin Renko and 31year-old Karen Lee in connection with a sex trafficking of a minor scheme announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio Man Indicted for String of Bank Robberies Along Interstate-35

Willie James Cleveland, age 34, stands charged by federal grand jury indictment for a string of bank robberies earlier this year along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Former Texas State Judge Pleads Guilty in Federal Judicial Corruption Case

ALBUQUERQUEAngus Kelly McGinty, 51, a former Texas state district court judge in Bexar County, Texas, pleaded guilty today to an honest services wire fraud charge and admitted depriving the State of Texas and citizens of Bexar County of his honest services by soliciting and accepting bribes intended to influence his judicial decisions.

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Carthage Man Receives Maximum Federal Prison Sentence for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

Today in Austin, U. S. District Judge Sam Sparks sentenced 40 year-old James Randall Farmer of Carthage, TX, to a maximum 50 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for producing and possessing child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Texas Fugitive Wanted for Parental Kidnapping Arrested in Medina, New York

A fugitive wanted for parental kidnapping for more than 20 years by the FBI and the Lorena Police Department was arrested on Friday, June 12, 2015, in Medina, New York, announced Christopher Combs, Special Agent in Charge of San Antonio FBI, and Tom Dickson, Chief, Lorena Police Department, Lorena, Texas.

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Federal Jury Convicts Mexican Citizen Living in San Antonio for His Role in Kidnapping Scheme

In San Antonio today, a federal jury convicted 36-year-old Agustin Sergio Deleon Garza for his role in the kidnapping of a Mexican businessman in December 2013 announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Eighteen Sentenced to Federal Prison for Roles in Austin-Based Drug Distribution Operation

In Austin, 18 individuals have been sentenced over the past two days to federal prison terms for their roles in a cocaine and methamphetamine distribution operation announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Temple, Texas Aryan Brotherhood Associate Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Her Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Operation

In Waco, a federal district judge sentenced 35year-old Temple, TX, resident and Aryan Brotherhood (AB) associate Amanda Petrie to 20 years in federal prison for her role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Former Law Enforcement Officer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

In Austin today, a former Galveston Police officer and former security officer with the Texas Attorney Generals Office was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Human Trafficking Operation

Officials from the FBI, San Antonio Police Department, and Bexar County Juvenile Probation announced today that 149 underage trafficking victims were recovered and 153 pimps were arrested in a nationwide human trafficking operation conducted throughout the United States last week.

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Eight More Sentenced to Federal Prison in Connection with a Maverick County Bribery, Kickback, and Bid-Rigging Scheme

In Del Rio today, one former Maverick County commissioner, three former Maverick County employees and four Eagle Pass businessmen were sentenced for their roles in a bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme that caused Maverick County to lose more than $1.

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Del Rio Texas Mexican Mafia Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison on Racketeering and Drug Charges

In Del Rio yesterday, 45-year old Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) member Jesus Meza, Jr.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison on Bank Fraud Charges

In San Antonio today, 41-year-old Michael Dennehy was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for bank fraud announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Pharr Woman Pleads Guilty in Liquid Silicone Injection Case

MCALLEN, TXMaribel Quintero, 39, has entered a guilty plea to violating the U.

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Repeat Alien Trafficker Sentenced to Prison After Failed Escape

LAREDO, TXDaniel Mata, 28, of Rio Bravo, has been ordered to federal prison for transporting illegal aliens for profit, announced U.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for String of Bank Robberies Along I-35

In Austin today, 34-year-old Willie James Cleveland was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for committing nine bank robberies earlier this year along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Militia Man Found Guilty

BROWNSVILLE, TX has been found guilty of four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.

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Federal Escapee Apprehended in San Antonio

In San Antonio yesterday, FBI agents apprehended 37-year-old federal escapee Brian Anthony Whitford announced Acting United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Defendant in Los Zetas Money Laundering Case Sentenced to Maximum Federal Prison Term for Conspiring to Bribe Judge

In Austin this morning, 53-year-old Veracruz, Mexico businessman Francisco Antonio Colorado-Cessa (aka ), was sentenced to the maximum five years in federal prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Laredo Resident Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Blow Up a Federal Building

LAREDO, TXCristina Lara, 44, has entered a guilty plea to one count of using the telephone to threaten to blow up the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in Laredo, announced U.

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Physician Owners of Mental Health Clinic Sentenced in $97 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTONThe two physician owners of a Houston-area mental health clinic were sentenced today to 148 months and 120 months respectively for their roles in a $97 million Medicare fraud scheme.

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Former City of San Antonio Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison in Bribery Scheme

In San Antonio, 44-year-old Fernando Jose De Leon, former Assistant Development Services Director of the Land Development Division within the City of San Antonios Planning and Development Services Department, was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving city contracts announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Federal Jury Convicts Eagle Pass Brothers for Role in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

Late Friday in Del Rio, a federal jury convicted 36year-old Xavier Cardona and his 32-year-old brother, Michael Cardona of distributing approximately two kilograms of cocaine in the Eagle Pass, TX, area announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies Along I-35

In Austin today, Willie James Cleveland, age 34, plead guilty to bank robberies he committed earlier this year along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies

In Austin today, a federal judge sentenced 39-year-old Derrick Terrill Nix of New Orleans, LA, to two six-year prison terms to run concurrent for an attempted bank robbery and a bank robbery in North Austin, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Two Donna School Board Members Indicted on Bribery and Attempted Extortion Charges

MCALLEN, TX The U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas unsealed an indictment today charging two elected members of the School Board of Donna with bribery and attempted extortion in connection with a services contract held by the Donna Independent School District (DISD).

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Kansas Man Ordered to Federal Prison in Child Exploitation Case

HOUSTONyear-old Kansas man has been ordered to federal prison for transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, announced U.

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High-Speed Chase Results in Extensive Prison Term for Alien Trafficker

LAREDO, TXFelipe Pena, 40, of Laredo, has been ordered to prison for 67 months for transporting illegal aliens for profit, announced U.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Prison Supervisor for Sexual Abuse of a Ward

In Del Rio today, a federal grand jury indicted a former GEO Groups Val Verde Correctional Facility supervisor for allegedly having sexual relations with a prisoner announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Local Man Who Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conversations on Social Media Admits to Receiving Child Pornography

MCALLEN, TXA 61-year-old man has been convicted of one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.

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Federal Jury in Austin Convicts Mexican Businessman in Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Los Zetas Drug Distribution Proceeds

In Austin this afternoon, 54-year-old Mexican businessman Francisco Colorado Cessa faces up to 20 years in federal prison after a jury convicted him of scheming to launder millions of dollars in Los Zetas drug distribution proceeds through purchasing, training, breeding and racing American quarter horses in the United States, announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Sovereign Citizen Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Retaliating Against a Federal Judge and Prosecutor

In Houston today, a federal judge sentenced 45year-old Tyrone Eugene Jordan, a sovereign citizen residing in Houston, to ten years in federal prison for retaliating against a federal judge and prosecutor by filing false liens announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio Businessman Arrested in Connection with Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Scam

In San Antonio today, FBI agents arrested 53-year-old Armando Jesus Hernandez Leal of Shavano Park, TX, in connection with a multi-million dollar investment fraud scam announced Acting United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Defendants in New Braunfels Texas Mexican Mafia Case Sentenced to Federal Prison

In San Antonio today, seven New Braunfels Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) members, prospects and associates were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a drug trafficking and extortion scheme announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Sixty-One Latin Kings Gang Members and Associates Arrested and Charged in Connection with a Racketeering and Drug Distribution Scheme

PETE PEREZ, TH or leader, of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings), and 60 of his fellow members and associates are in custody facing federal and/or state charges for their roles in a racketeering and drug distribution scheme in the Austin, San Antonio and Uvalde areas.

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Former Captain of Texas Mexican Mafia Sentenced for Narcotics Trafficking

MCALLEN, TXAn Edinburg man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of Heroin, announced U.

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Jury in Del Rio Convicts Eagle Pass Businessman on Federal Drug Charges

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, a federal jury in Del Rio returned a guilty verdict against Felipe Carmona- Rodriguez for narcotics distribution in Eagle Pass, Texas, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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FBI San Antonio Announces Recipient of Director’s Community Leadership Award

Mr. Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the San Antonio Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is pleased to announce that Mr.

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Federal Jury in Del Rio Convicts Texas Syndicate Member

In Del Rio yesterday, a federal jury returned guilty verdicts against a Texas Syndicate member for various violations of federal racketeering offenses committed in Uvalde, San Antonio and the surrounding areas announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Hidalgo HUD Officials Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Bribery and Embezzlement

MCALLEN, TXSusana Munguia, 61, and Lubina Pedraza, 54, both of Hidalgo, have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and embezzlement and several counts of bribery, announced U.

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Cuban National Convicted for His Role in $200,000 Credit Card Fraud Scheme

MCALLEN, TXAlexis Acosta-Guzman, 40, a Cuban citizen who was residing in McAllen, has been convicted of trafficking in access devices, announced U.

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D’Hanis Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Manufacturing Pipe Bombs

In San Antonio today, United States District Judge David A.

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Indiana Man Sentenced for Role in 10-Defendant Marijuana Conspiracy

BROWNSVILLE, TXDelton Hinderliter, 37 of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been sentenced to 112 months in federal prison for his role in a 10-defendant marijuana conspiracy, announced U.

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Jury Convicts Lebanese-Born Man on Charges of Making False Statement to a Federal Agent and an Unlawful Attempt at Naturalization

Jurors found that defendant lied about his previous association with the Amal militia This afternoon in San Antonio, a federal jury convicted 45 Allouche of knowingly lying to federal authorities on his U.

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FBI and Texas Rangers Seek Unknown Suspect in Vandalism

On or about the early morning hours of August 12, 2015, the Rodfei Shalom Congregation, located at 3003 Sholom Drive, and surrounding neighborhood in San Antonio were vandalized with obscene and offensive anti-Semitic and racial graffiti.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 135 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Charges

In San Antonio this afternoon, a federal judge sentenced 39-year-old Carl Wade Bailes to 135 years in federal prison for production, receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Ex-CEO of McAllen-Based Trucking Company Convicted in $26 Million Fraud Scheme

HOUSTONSergio Lagos, 45, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud, announced U.

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San Antonio Businessman Admits Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Scam

In San Antonio today, 53-year-old Armando Jesus Hernandez Leal of Shavano Park, TX, pleaded guilty to a federal money laundering charge in connection with a multi-million-dollar investment fraud scam announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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International Fugitive Wanted for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, Aggravated Sexual Assault, and Indecency with a Child Apprehended

Christopher Combs, Special Agent in Charge of San Antonio FBI, and Art Acevedo, Chief, Austin Police Department, announce the apprehension and arrest of international fugitive Alexander Emil Ross, 66, former resident of Manvel, Texas, who was wanted on state and federal charges and deported to the United States from Panama on January 9, 2015.

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McAllen-Area Marketer Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Scheme

MCALLEN, TXA marketer for several area home health agencies has entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for her role in a scheme to defraud the Medicare program, announced U.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 225 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

In San Antonio today, Senior United States District Judge David A.

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McAllen-Area Doctor’s Assistant Convicted in Illegal Kickback Scheme

MCALLEN, TXArgentina Cavazos, 57, has pleaded guilty to illegal remunerations for her role in a scheme to solicit and obtain illegal kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals, announced U.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Temple Man for Production of Child Pornography

This afternoon, a federal grand jury in Waco returned a two count indictment charging 38 Michael McFarland of Temple, TX, with production and possession of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Eagle Pass Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

In Del Rio, 40-year-old Guadalupe Garza of Eagle Pass, TX, faces 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing a bank while using a deadly weapon announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Federal Grand Jury Charges Three Others with Aiding San Antonio Businessman in a Scheme to Defraud Personal Injury Clients

Today, a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment against 46-year-old San Antonio businessman Elpidio Gongora (aka ) and three other individuals for their roles in a scheme to defraud personal injury clients.

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Jury Convicts San Antonio Man of Federal Child Pornography Charges

A federal jury convicted a San Antonio man late yesterday afternoon of production, receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Former Maverick County Justice of the Peace Cesar Iracheta Indicted by Federal Grand Jury in Pay-to-Play Bribery Scheme Involving County Contracts

This morning, FBI agents arrested 56-year-old former Maverick County Justice of the Peace and Eagle Pass businessman Cesar Iracheta on federal bribery charges in a scheme involving County construction contracts announced Acting United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Five Waco-Area Aryan Brotherhood Members and Associates Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Operation

In Waco, a federal district judge sentenced five Aryan Brotherhood (AB) members and associates to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Hidalgo HUD Officials Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

MCALLEN, TXSusana Munguia, 60, and Lubina Pedraza, 53, both of Hidalgo, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, announced U.

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Suspect Arrested and Charged with Robbery of Carrizo Springs Bank

Christopher Combs, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Antonio Division, and Sheriff Marion Boyd, Dimmitt County Sheriffs Office, announced that Luis Gonzalez, 43, formerly residing in Indiana, has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with the robbery of Capital Bank of Texas in Carrizo Springs, Texas.

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Eighteen Waco-Area Aryan Brotherhood Members and Associates Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Operation

In Waco today, a federal district judge sentenced 18 Aryan Brotherhood (AB) members and associates to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Texas Man Sentenced to 82 Months in Prison for Attempting to Travel to Syria to Join ISIL

Michael Todd Wolfe aka Faruq, 24, of Austin, Texas, was sentenced this afternoon by U.

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Statement from Joint Terrorism Task Forces

FBI Director James Comey and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson held a joint video conference last Friday, May 8, 2015, with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to discuss the recent attack in Garland, Texas and the current threat environment.

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Previously Indicted McAllen-Area Doctor Charged Again and Ordered into Custody

MCALLEN, TXA McAllen area doctor, previously indicted in an illegal kickback scheme, has been charged on new allegations of health care fraud for his scheme to defraud Medicare, announced U.

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Two Men Head to Prison for Participating in a Cocaine Conspiracy

MCALLEN, TX Two U. S. citizens who reside in South Texas have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute large amounts of cocaine and money laundering, announced U.

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Webb County, Texas Commissioner Sentenced to 76 Months in Prison for Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Official Actions

WASHINGTONAn elected county commissioner for Precinct 1 of the Webb County Commissioners Court in Texas was sentenced today to 76 months in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for official actions.

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Sixteen Charged in South Texas as Part of Largest National Medicare Fraud Takedown in History

MCALLEN, TXA total of 16 people have been charged with varying offenses related to their alleged fraudulent schemes in an effort to defraud the Medicare and Medicaid programs, announced U.

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Two Austinites Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Synthetic Marijuana Distribution Scheme

In Austin, two brothers were both sentenced to ten years in federal prison for their roles in an Austin-based synthetic cannabinoid distribution operation announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Federal Grand Jury in Fort Wayne, Indiana Returns Indictments in Large Scale Cocaine Distribution Network

WASHINGTON The U. S. Attorney s Office of the Northern District of Indiana announced today two indictments charging six persons in what is alleged to be the largest cocaine distribution network in the greater Fort Wayne, Indiana, area.

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Lacy-Lakeview Bank Robber Sentenced to Federal Prison

In Waco today, 20-year-old Leticia Andrea Newton-Shelton was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for bank robbery announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Four More Waco-Area Aryan Brotherhood Members and Associates Sentenced to Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Operation

In Waco, a federal district judge sentenced four Aryan Brotherhood (AB) members and associates to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Final Two Aryan Brotherhood Associates Sentenced to Federal Prison for Their Roles in Methamphetamine Distribution Operation

In Waco, a federal district judge sentenced to federal prison the remaining two Aryan Brotherhood (AB) associates convicted of participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Ft. Hood Mom Pleads Guilty to Injury to a Child by Omission

In Waco, a 27-year-old mother living on Fort Hood pleaded guilty this afternoon to injury to a child by omission, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Officer and Co-Defendant Arrested in Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine

MCALLEN, TXA federal grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against a Rio Grande City Police Department investigator and a second defendant in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.

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Mexican Citizen Living in San Antonio Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for His Role in Kidnapping Scheme

In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 36-year-old Agustin Sergio Deleon Garza to life in federal prison for his role in the kidnapping of a Mexican businessman in December 2013 announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former D’Hanis State Bank President

In San Antonio today, a former Ds assets announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 60 Years Federal Imprisonment for Producing Child Pornography

In San Antonio today, 27-year-old Ryan Bradley Pitts of San Antonio, TX, was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for production of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Former Tamaulipas Governor Indicted in Money Laundering Scheme with Brother-in-Law

CORPUS CHRISTI, TXAn indictment has been officially unsealed charging Eugenio Hernandez Flores, the former governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico, with conspiring to launder monetary instruments and aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business, announced U.

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Former Campaign Coordinator Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling Millions of Dollars from Former Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst’s Campaign Accounts

In Austin today, 58-year-old political consultant Kenneth Barfield (aka ) was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for stealing more than $2.

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Two Plead Guilty in Bank Fraud Scheme at Zapata National Bank

LAREDO, TXPetra Del Bosque, 54, and Anita Arredondo, 53, both of Zapata, have both been convicted of embezzling money in a long-running bank fraud scheme targeting Zapata National Bank (ZNB), announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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San Antonio Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

In San Antonio this morning, 27-year-old Ryan Bradley Pitts pleaded guilty to six counts of production of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Taiwanese National Pleads Guilty to Violating U.S. Sanctions on Exportation of Goods to Iran

IN SAN ANTONIO, 44) (aka Kunlin Xia), a sales manager for Junbon Enterprises Co.

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Hidalgo Man Sentenced for Lasering a Texas Department of Public Safety Helicopter

MCALLEN, TXA Hidalgo man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of pointing a laser at a Department of Public Safety (DPS) aircrew while they were piloting an aircraft, announced U.

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Del Rio Man Arrested on Federal Cyberstalking and Child Pornography Charges

In Del Rio, federal authorities arrested 26-year-old Michael Martinez on multiple charges involving online sextortion, cyberstalking and child exploitation of three female victims, including one minor.

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Former Piedras Negras Plaza Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Charge

In San Antonio today, 46-year-old Esiquiel Rodriguez (aka pleaded guilty to his leadership role in the importation and distribution of thousands of kilograms of narcotics into the United States from Mexico announced Acting United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Former La Vernia Restaurant Operator and Accomplice Sentenced to Federal Prison in Immigration Document Fraud Scheme

In San Antonio today, 49-year-old Yolanda Hernandez de Arteaga, the former operator of the Los Compadres Restaurant in LaVernia, TX, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for fraudulently benefiting from a financial scheme which targeted individuals seeking legitimate immigration documents announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Former Justice of the Peace and Bail Bondsman Sentenced on Federal Extortion Charges

LAREDO, TXA former Webb County justice of the peace (JP) and a former bail bondsman have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions of conspiracy and extortion under color of official right, announced U.

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Former Maverick County Commissioner Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison in Connection with a Bribery, Kickback, and Bid-Rigging Scheme

In Del Rio today, former Maverick County Precinct 4 Commissioner Cesar Flores was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for his role in a bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme that caused Maverick County to lose more than $1.

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Pharr Woman Sentenced in Liquid Silicone Injection Case

MCALLEN, TXMaribel Quintero, 39, has been ordered to federal prison following her guilty plea of violating the U.

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Former Texas D.P.S. Employee Arrested and Indicted in Fraudulent Drivers License Scheme

In San Antonio, federal authorities have arrested two individuals indicted on federal charges in connection with a scheme to provide drivers licenses to undocumented aliens announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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McAllen-Area Doctor and Assistant Plead Guilty in Health Care Fraud and Illegal Kickback Scheme

MCALLEN, TXA McAllen area doctor has been convicted of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.

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Austin Man Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay More Than $870,000 in Restitution

In San Antonio, a federal judge sentenced 41year-old Javier Guerra of Austin, TX, to 33 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay $874,801 restitution to two employers for fraudulently selling their computer parts announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to Two Life Terms Plus 30 Years in Federal Prison in Connection with Sex Trafficking of Minors Scheme

In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 38-year-old Marcus Deshawn Wright to two life imprisonment terms for sex trafficking of minors plus 30 years in prison for production of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Edcouch Woman Gets Nearly 12 Years for Enticement Conviction

MCALLEN, TXLydia Vasquez, 42, of Edcouch, has been ordered to federal prison following her conviction of enticing an individual to travel in interstate commerce in order to engage in illicit sexual activity, announced U.

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McAllen-Area Marketer Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Scheme

MCALLEN, TXA marketer for several area home health agencies has been ordered to federal prison following her conviction of conspiracy to commit health care fraud for her role in a scheme to defraud the Medicare program, announced U.

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Austin Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

In Austin today, U. S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sentenced 32-year-old Josh Rube to 15 years in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release for production of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Two Sentenced to Federal Prison on Child Pornography Charges

In Waco today, 34-year-old Justin Keith Vega of Temple, TX, was sentenced to the statutory maximum of 30 years in federal prison for production of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L.

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Federal Jury Convicts Los Zetas Drug Cartel Sicario and Plaza Boss

A high-ranking member of the Los Zetas drug cartel of conspiring to commit numerous murders and other acts of violence in furtherance of a drug distribution operation.

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Val Verde County Commissioner Indicted on Federal Charges

In Del Rio this morning, 62-year-old Val Verde County Precinct 1 Commissioner Ramiro Ramon surrendered to authorities based on federal charges alleging that he accepted bribes totaling more than $68,000 in exchange for actions performed in his official capacity.

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Former Maverick County Commissioner, Former County Employee, and Three Contractors Sentenced to Federal Prison in Connection with a Bribery, Kickback, and Bid-Rigging Scheme

In Del Rio today, a former Maverick County commissioner, a former Maverick County employee and three contractors were sentenced for their roles in a bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme that caused the County to lose more than $1.

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Former Enterprise Used Car Sales Manager in San Antonio Sentenced to Federal Prison in Fraud Scheme

In San Antonio today, 37-year-old Jamie Dawn McCord of Universal City, TX, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for embezzling over $200,000 from her former employer, Enterprise Holdings, announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Round Rock Man Sentenced to Federal Prison in Connection with an Estimated $4.5 Million Ponzi Scheme

In Austin today, William Risinger, owner of RHM Exploration, LLC, was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison in connection with a estimated $4.

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Two Former Maverick County Officials Sentenced on Federal Bribery Charges

In Del Rio today, former Maverick County Precinct 3 Commissioner and Eagle Pass ISD teacher Jose Luis Rosales and former Maverick County Justice of the Peace and businessman Cesar Iracheta were sentenced for their roles in a bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr.

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Eagle Pass Businessman Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

In Del Rio today Felipe Carmona-Rodriguez, 51, of Eagle Pass, Texas was sentenced on federal narcotics trafficking charges announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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BISD Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of More Than $300,000 in Cafeteria Funds

BROWNSVILLE, Texas An accounting clerk in the Food and Nutrition Services Division of the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) has admitted to stealing cash proceeds from concessions sales at four schools for nearly six years, announced U.

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Two Doctors from Mexican Clinic Plead Guilty in Scheme to Commit Wire Fraud

McALLEN, Texas Two physicians from a family medicine clinic in Mexico have been convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for their role in a scheme to submit false and fraudulent insurance claims, announced U.

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Midland Man Sentenced to 47+ Years in Federal Prison for Attempted Murder of Border Patrol Agent

In Del Rio today, 50-year-old Carl Wayne Wiley was sentenced to 571 months in federal prison for attempted murder of a Border Patrol agent announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Austin-Area Chiropractor Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Receiving Millions in Kickbacks and Money Laundering

In Austin this afternoon, Garry Wayne Craighead, a 49-year-old Leander, TX, chiropractor, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for receiving over $17 million in kickbacks in exchange for referring patients covered by the federal workers compensation program (FECA program), announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Commercial Pilot Pleads Guilty to Federal Stalking Charge

Mark Joseph Uhlenbrock of Chesterfield, Missouri pleaded guilty to internet stalking.

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Federal and State Authorities Arrest 20 Individuals Today in Connection with Austin-Based Drug Trafficking Organization

This morning, federal, state and local authorities arrested 18 individuals in the Austin area and two individuals in the Houston area on federal drug trafficking charges announced United States Attorney Richard L.

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Recent Spike of Virtual Kidnapping Extortion Calls in the Rio Grande Valley

The Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks to alert the public to a recent spike in extortion calls in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Two Former South Texas School Board Members and Middleman Sentenced for Attempted Extortion

Eloy Infante, 54, Elpidio Yanez Jr., 45, and Adrian Guerrero, 50, were sentenced to 46, 37, and 18 months in prison, respectively, for attempted interference with commerce by extortion.

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Federal Grand Jury Adds Defendant and Murder Charge to Indictment Against Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership

A federal grand jury in San Antonio returned an indictment against the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization (OMO), adding a murder charge and a new defendant.

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Pharr Woman Charged with Bank Fraud

Cynthia Luna Rodriguez, 43, has surrendered to federal authorities following allegations she stole more than $1 million from customer accounts.

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Federal and State Authorities Arrest Sureños Gang Member and Associate

Federal, state, and local authorities arrested a Sureños gang member and an associate charged in connection with methamphetamine trafficking in El Paso.

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Former Law Enforcement Official Convicted of Drug Trafficking

A jury has found Hector Mendez, 46, guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison on Child Pornography Charge

Luis Armando Ontiveros, of San Antonio, was sentenced to 145 months in federal prison for receiving of child pornography over the Internet.

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San Antonio Businessman Enters Guilty Plea to a Scheme Involving Defrauding Personal Injury Clients, Tax Evasion, and Hiding Assets from U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee

San Antonio businessman Elpidio Gongora (aka “Pete Gongora”) pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to defraud personal injury clients.

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Two Former Crystal City Officials Plead Guilty to Federal Charges in Connection with a Bribery and Kickback Scheme

Former Crystal City Councilman Roel Mata pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a bribery and kickback scheme involving city contracts.

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San Antonio Texas Mexican Mafia Member Admits Role in Multiple Murders

Ruben Reyes (aka “Menace”) pleaded guilty to the murders of four Texas Mexican Mafia members and Balcones Heights Police Officer Julian Pesina.

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More Federal Charges Filed Against Two Former Crystal City Officials

A superseding indictment was returned adding new charges against former Crystal City, Texas Mayor Ricardo Lopez and City Manager and City Attorney William James Jonas, III.

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San Antonio Texas Mexican Mafia Member Admits Role in Death of Balcones Heights Police Officer Julian Pesina

Texas Mexican Mafia member Jerry Idrogo pled guilty in San Antonio to a federal charge claiming responsibility for two murders, including the murder of a police officer.

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San Benito Man Arrested for Posing as Licensed Vocational Nurse

A San Benito man falsely holding himself out as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) has been charged and arrested for aggravated identity theft and making false statements.

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Authorities Arrest 24 in Maverick and Zavala Counties on Federal Charges

Federal, state, and local authorities have arrested 24 individuals in Maverick and Zavala counties on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

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Two Former Community Council of South Central Texas Officials Admit to Stealing Over $188,000 in Government Funds

Robert James Lucio and Monica Lynn Russ (aka Monica Lynn Gourley) admitted stealing more than $188,000 from the Community Council of South Central Texas.

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Former Crystal City Councilman Pleads Guilty to Role in Bribery and Kickback Scheme

Former Crystal City Councilman Gilbert Urrabazo pleaded guilty to a federal charge in connection with a bribery and kickback scheme.

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Kerrville Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Samuel Eugene Baker of Kerrville, Texas, was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison for receipt of child pornography.

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Eagle Pass Texas Mexican Mafia Leader Faces Up to Life Imprisonment After Pleading Guilty to Federal RICO Charge

Eagle Pass Texas Mexican Mafia leader Jesus Lopez faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to violate the RICO Act to include acts of murder, extortion and drug trafficking.

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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

John Michael Rymers was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for receipt of child pornography.

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Two San Antonio Men Charged with Bank Robbery

In San Antonio, FBI agents arrested 32-year-old Jason Lynn Hathorn and 30-year-old David Lee Sartin for their alleged role in a bank robbery earlier this month.

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Rio Grande Valley-Area Doctor Charged in Health Care Fraud and Illegal Kickback Scheme

A Rio Grande Valley-area doctor has been charged in a federal indictment for his scheme to defraud Medicare and to solicit and obtain illegal kickbacks.

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La Joya Man Convicted of Pointing Laser at CBP Helicopter

Juan Peralez, of La Joya, Texas, entered a guilty plea to pointing a laser at a Customs and Border Protection helicopter.

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Eagle Pass Brothers Sentenced to Federal Prison for Cocaine Distribution

Two brothers, owners and operators of the Real Street Paint and Body Shop in Eagle Pass, were sentenced for distributing approximately six kilograms of cocaine in the Eagle Pass area.

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Former State Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison in Fraudulent Drivers License Scheme

Jose A. Ytuarte was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to provide fraudulent drivers’ licenses.

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Former Temple Police Officer Arrested for Revealing an Ongoing Investigation

FBI agents arrested 24–year-old former Temple Police officer Erick French for allegedly revealing an ongoing investigation.

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Medical Equipment Company Owner and Biller Plead Guilty in Health Care Fraud Scheme

The owner of a Rio Grande Valley-area durable medical equipment (DME) company has been convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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Federal Authorities Announce Closure without Prosecution of San Antonio Civil Rights Investigation Involving the Arrest of Rogelio Carlos

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, and the FBI have concluded that there is not sufficient evidence to prosecute San Antonio Police officers based on the arrest of Rogelio Carlos in May 2014.

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Gameday Entertainment Chairman of the Board Charged with Defrauding San Antonio Victim of Millions

Charles Augustus Banks, IV, an executive with Gameday, was arrested on wire fraud charges alleging that he defrauded a San Antonio victim of millions of dollars.

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San Antonio Man Pleads Guilty to Aiming Laser Pointer at Local News Helicopter

Christopher B. Evans faces up to five years in federal prison after admitting to pointing a laser in the flight path of a helicopter last year.

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Two Doctors from Mexican Clinic Sentenced in Scheme to Commit Wire Fraud

Two physicians from a family medicine clinic in Mexico have been ordered to prison for their role in a scheme to submit false and fraudulent insurance claims.

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La Joya Housing Authority Indicted in Bid Rigging Scheme

The executive director of the La Joya Housing Authority has been indicted, along with another individual, for wire fraud.

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Federal Grand Jury in Austin Indicts Three on Racketeering and Fraud Charges in Connection with the Attempted Capital Murder of State District Court Judge Julie Kocurek

A federal grand jury in Austin has indicted three individuals for their roles in the attempted capital murder of State District Court Judge Julie Kocurek.

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Third Defendant Captured in New Orleans Overnight in Connection with Racketeering Schemes That Involved the Attempted Capital Murder of State District Court Judge Julie Kocurek

Marcellus Antoine Burgin was charged for his role in fraud and racketeering schemes that involved the attempted capital murder.

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Former Commercial Pilot Sentenced to Federal Prison on Stalking Charge

Mark Joseph Uhlenbrock of Chesterfield, Missouri, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to internet stalking.

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Interstate Stalker Sentenced to Federal Prison

Gabriel Robert Caggiano of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for stalking a former employer and his wife.

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