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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2013: Jan | Feb | Mar | April | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

December 2013

December 19, 2013

Former Socorro I.S.D. Trustee Sentenced To Federal Prison In El Paso Corruption Case

U.S. Army Soldier Charged With Attempting To Sell Stolen C-4 Explosive Material

December 18, 2013

Russell Allen Erxleben Pleads Guilty To Role In Ponzi Scheme That Generated An Estimated $2 Million

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Women In Immigration Document Fraud Scheme

December 17, 2013

Alabama Man Sentenced To Maximum 20 Years In Federal Prison For Assault Of U.S. Border Patrol Agents Near Langtry, Texas

December 16, 2013

Former El Paso ISD Trustee Salvador "Sal" Mena Sentenced To Federal Prison In El Paso Corruption Case

Four Sentenced In San Antonio Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos Methamphetamine Trafficking Case

December 12, 2013

Eagle Pass Man Sentenced To Federal Prison In Bulk Cash Smuggling Scheme

December 11, 2013

San Antonio Man Sentenced To 95 Years In Federal Prison For Sexual Exploitation Of A Child

December 5, 2013

Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Lee Michaels Jewelry Store Heist

Eagle Pass Businessman Pleads Guilty To Role In Maverick County Bribery, Kickback and Bid-Rigging Scheme

Houston Man Admits To $350,000 Auto Loan Scheme

Owner Of DTS Medical Supply Company In Devine, TX, And Two Employees Charged In Connection With $3.5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

El Paso Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Downloading Child Porn

Three Strikes Drug Dealer Sentenced To Mandatory Life Imprisonment

Eagle Pass Businessman Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud

Four Gang Members Arrested In Gonzalez On Federal Charges

December 4, 2013

West, TX, Man Sentenced To Prison On Federal Firearms And Obstruction Of Justice Charges

Austin Attorney Marc G. Rosenthal Sentenced To Federal Prison In Connection With South Texas Bribery Scheme

San Antonio Bookeeper Sentenced To Federal Prison In Connection With A Million Dollar Bank Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme

December 3, 2013

Former El Paso Businessman And City Representative Sentenced In El Paso Corruption Case

November 2013

November 26, 2013

Former Soldier Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Aggravated Sexual Abuse Of A Child

Career Bank Robber Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

Waco Couple Admit To Robbing Local Bank

November 25, 2013

Former Credit Union Loan Officer In Midland Sentenced To Federal Prison For Multi-Million Dollar Auto Loan Scam

Tax Defier, Former NFL Player Convicted Of Filing Fraudulent Income Tax Returns

Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Using A Communication Device To Entice A Minor

November 21, 2013

San Antonio Businessman Pleads Guilty To Role In $133 Million Real Dollar Loss Fraud And Tax Case

Three More Eagle Pass Businessmen Indicted In Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback and Bid-Rigging Scheme

November 20, 2013

Federal Jury In Del Rio Convicts San Antonio-Area Woman In Crystal Methamphetamine Smuggling Operation

Federal And State Authorities Make Arrests In El Paso Crack Cocaine Distribution Investigation

November 18, 2013

Baptist Health Systems Settles Federal False Claims Act Civil Lawsuit

November 15, 2013

"Trick Or Treat Bandit" Sentenced To Federal Prison For Series Of Austin Bank Robberies

November 14, 2013

Final Defendant In Uvalde/Crystal City-based Texas Mexican Mafia Racketeering Ring Sentenced To Federal Prison

November 13, 2013

Ringleader Of El Paso And Baltimore-based Federal Human Trafficking Investigation Sentenced To 17 1/2 Years In Federal Prison

November 12, 2013

Former Austin Area Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Identity Theft and Wire Fraud Scheme

November 12, 2013

Former El Paso County Assistant District Attorney Indicted By Federal Grand Jury In Connection With Bribery Scheme

November 6, 2013

Former ACCESS President Sentenced To Federal Prison In El Paso Corruption Case

November 4, 2013

Remaining Five Quarter Horses Allegedly Part Of Los Zetas Money Laundering Operation Sold For Approximately $3.1 Million

October 2013

October 31, 2013

San Antonio Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Of A Minor

October 30, 2013

Federal Prison Sentences Handed Down In Crystal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

October 28, 2013

Jury Convicts El Paso Attorney Marco Delgado In Connection With A Multi-Million Dollar Money Laundering Scheme

October 23, 2013

Eagle Pass Businessman Pleads Guilty In Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback and Bid-Rigging Scheme

October 21, 2013

Permian Basin Men Convicted In Multi-Million Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme

October 17, 2013

Federal Judge In El Paso Sentences Michigan Businessman For Role In Scheme To Defraud The El Paso Independent School District

September 2013

September 30, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts New Mexico Man For Leaking Information About Criminal Investigation

September 26, 2013

Bank Robber Sentenced To Federal Prison For Series Of Robberies In Texas And Michigan

San Antonio Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Downloading Child Porn

September 25, 2013

El Paso Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison For Firearms Straw Purchasing And Smuggling Operation

September 13, 2013

Mike Yassine Receives Three Years In Federal Prison In Austin Tax Case

September 11, 2013

Final Defendant Sentenced To Federal Prison In Connection With Undocumented Immigrant Smuggling Incident That Resulted In 3 Deaths

San Antonio Area Convicted Felon Detained Pending Trial On Federal Firearm Possession Charge

September 6, 2013

Austin Horse Trainer Sentenced To Federal Prison In Multi-Million Dollar Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Los Zetas Drug Trafficking Proceeds, Extortion, and Bribery

Defendant In Los Zetas Money Laundering Case, His Son, And A Business Associate Charged With Attempting To Bribe A Federal Judge

September 5, 2013

Federal Prison Terms Handed Down In Multi-Million Dollar Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Los Zetas Drug Trafficking Proceeds, Extortion and Bribery

Maverick County Commissioner Cesar Flores Pleads Guilty

August 2013

August 28, 2013

Normangee, TX Police Chief Arrested In Connection With Methamphetamine Trafficking Investigation

August 27, 2013

Alleged El Paso Cell Ringleader For Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization Detained Pending Trial

August 26, 2013

Austin Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery And Firearm Charges

August 23, 2013

Former UTSA Projects Manager Indicted By Federal Grand Jury In Connection With A Bribery Scheme

August 22, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts Del Rio Man In Child Porn Case

August 20, 2013

Steven Prewit Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Charge In Midland

August 16, 2013

Final Sentencing Concludes Fraud Prosecutions Related To 2011 Bastrop Wildfires

July 2013

July 26, 2013

San Antonio Self Proclaimed Modeling Promoter Convicted Of Child Pornography Receives 898-Year Federal Prison Term

July 25, 2013

Somalian Sentenced To Federal Prison For Making False Statements During A Terrorism Investigation

July 24, 2013

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty In Connection With Assault Of U.S. Border Patrol Agents Near Langtry, Texas

California Man Pleads Guilty To Interference With A Flight Crew

July 18, 2013

Federal Grand Jury In San Antonio Indicts Three In Fraudulent U.S. Army Contracts Schemes

Former San Antonio City Employee Indicted By Federal Grand Jury In Connection With A Bribery/Money Laundering Scheme

Former San Antonio Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Being A Convicted Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

July 8, 2013

San Antonio Man Indicted For Allegedly Shooting Common-Law Wife On Fort Sam Houston Faces New Charge Of Conspiracy To Kill A Witness

July 2, 2013

Operation Stolen Dreams Defendant Sentenced To Federal Prison For Role In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Texas Syndicate Members Convicted In Federal Court In Del Rio

June 2013

June 26, 2013

Operation Synergy Results In 18 Arrested For Synthetic Cannabinoid Distribution Operations In Austin And San Antonio

June 14, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two In Marijuana Trafficking Investigation

June 13, 2013

Eagle Pass Businessman Indicted In Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback And Bid-Rigging Scheme

June 12, 2013

Former Maverick County Solid Waste Authority General Manager Hector Chavez and Maverick County Contractor Jose Telles Enter Guilty Pleas

June 11, 2013

San Antonio Man Charged With Domestic Violence Violation For Allegedly Shooting Common-Law Wife On Fort Sam Houston

June 4, 2013

Former Maverick County Commissioner Rodolfo Bainet Heredia Enters Guilty Plea In Connection With A Bribery, Kickback and Bid-Rigging Scheme

May 2013

May 28, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos In Connection With South Texas Bribery Scheme

May 21, 2013

Ringleader Sentenced To Federal Prison In Connection With Fort Stockton-Based Cocaine Distribution Operation

May 17, 2013

Eight Killeen Residents Arrested In Connection With Cocaine Distribution Operation

May 16, 2013

Three Sentenced In Connection With Odessa-Based Firearms Straw Purchasing And Trafficking Investigation

Former West Texas Mayor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Money From The City Of Toyah

May 15, 2013

Federal Prison Term Handed Down To San Antonio Woman For Attempting To Purchase Machine Guns And For Bank Fraud

Former Eagle Pass Department Of Public Works Employee Sentenced For Role In City Credit Card Fraud Scheme

May 10, 2013

Federal Criminal Complaint Filed Against West, Texas Man Charging Him With Possession Of A Destructive Device

May 9, 2013

Federal Jury In Austin Convicts Fourt In Multi-Million Dollar Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Los Zetas Drug Trafficking Proceeds, Extortion, And Bribery

May 7, 2013

Federal Jury In Midland Convicts Stanton Man Of Enticement Charge

May 6, 2013

Federal Prison Terms Handed Down For Austin-Based Heroin Distribution Operation

May 3, 2013

Texas Syndicate Prison Gang Members Sentenced Today For Their Roles In Conspiring To Engage In Racketeering Offenses Including Murder And Attempted Murder

Midland Man Arrested On Firearms Charges

May 2, 2013

Two Eagle Pass Residents Enter Guilty Pleas In Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback And Bid-Rigging Scheme

April 2013

April 30, 2013

Federal And State Authorities Arrest El Paso-Based Drug Trafficking Organization On Federal Charges

April 25, 2013

Jury Convicts Three In Multi-Million Dollar Scheme To Defraud The United States

April 18, 2013

Eagle Pass Businessman Indicted In Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback and Bid-Rigging Scheme

April 17, 2013

Ringleader Sentenced To Federal Prison For Stealing And Reselling U.S. Military Goods

April 15, 2013

Longest Federal Prison Term In El Paso Corruption Investigation Handed Down This Morning To Former Aliviane C.E.O. Cirilo "Chilo" Lara Madrid

April 11, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Maverick County Solid Waste Authority General Manager In Embezzlement Scheme

Federal Grand Jury Indicts San Antonio Businessman In Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback And Bid-Rigging Scheme

Arkansas Man Convicted Of Transporting Stolen Oilfied Equipment

37 Arrested For Alleged Roles In Austin-Based Drug Distribution Operations

April 10, 2013

San Antonio-Based Texas Mexican Mafia Members Sentenced

Uvalde Texas Mexican Mafia Member Sentenced To Life In Federal Prison On Racketeering Offenses As Well As Assaulting A Federal Officer

April 9, 2013

U.S. Attorney's Office Files Motion To Dismiss Without Prejudice Charges Against Former Maverick County Purchasing Agent Juan Carlos Moncada

April 4, 2013

Three Sentenced To Federal Prison For Straw Purchasing Firearms Destined For Mexico

April 3, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Returns Tax Related Indictments

March 2013

March 28, 2013

Horizon City Businesswoman Admits To Participating In Scheme To Misuse Escrowed Mortgage And Tax Monies

San Antonio Businessman Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

March 27, 2013

Eagle Pass Man Enters Guilty Plea To Aiding And Abetting Former Maverick County Precinct 2 Commissioner In Bulk Cash Smuggling Scheme

Pair Enter Guilty Pleas To Smuggling Undocumented Immigrants

Austin Computer Parts/Accessories Store Owner Pleads Guilty In Tax Case

March 22, 2013

Sentences Handed Down To L.K.G. Enterprises, Inc. And Former President Sonny Garcia In El Paso Corruption Investigation

March 21, 2013

Two Sentenced To Federal Prison For Roles In 2010 Wedding Murders In Juarez, Mexico

March 20, 2013

Eagle Pass Contractor Enters Guilty Plea in Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback and Bid-rigging Scheme

Family Medicine Clinic In Harker Heights Settles False Claims Matter For $430,000

March 11, 2013

Four Sentenced In Connection With El Paso Area Drug Distribution Scheme

March 8, 2013

Former Laredo Police Officer Sentenced

March 7, 2013

Federal Authorities Arrest Eagle Pass Contractor In Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback and Bid-rigging Scheme

March 5, 2013

Federal And State Authorities Arrest Del Rio-based Texas Mexican Mafia Members On Federal Charges

Paige, Texas, Man Pleads Guilty To Making A False Claim To FEMA In Connection With Relief Efforts After Labor Day 2011 Wildfires In Central Texas

February 2013

February 28, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts Austin Attorney Marc G. Rosenthal In Connection With South Texas Bribery Scheme

February 27, 2013

Killeen Man Sentenced To 40 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking of Children

Federal Grand Jury Indicts El Paso Attorney Marco Delgado In Conntection With A Multi-million Dollar Fraud/Money Laundering Scheme

Former El Paso Businessman Sentenced to Federal Prison For Role In Ammunition Smuggling Scheme

Eagle Pass Police Officer Enters Guilty Plea In Connection With Stolen Firearm Case

February 21, 2013

19 Arrested In Connection with Austin-based Cocaine Distribution and Bulk Cash Smuggling Operation

February 19, 2013

Four Sentenced In Connection With El Paso Corruption Investigation

February 15, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts Two For Roles In Austin-Based Heroin Distribution Operation

Pair Sentenced To Federal Prison In Connection With Foreign Currency Exchange Related Ponzi Scheme

February 7, 2013

Federal Criminal Complaint Filed Against Pair For Allegedly Transporting Undocumented Immigrants

El Paso Man Sentenced To Federal Prison In Child Porn Case

February 6, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Police Officer On Drug Charges

Mike Yassine Enters Guilty Plea In Tax Case

February 4, 2013

Defendant Extradited From Mexico To U.S. Based On Federal Defense Article Smuggling Charges

February 1, 2013

Former Midland Independent School District Warehouse Operations Buyer Pleads Guilty To Stealing From The District

January 2013

January 30, 2013

Thirteen Former West Texas Prison Employees Indicted For Accepting Bribes In Exchange For Smuggling Contraband Into Federal Detention Facility

January 29, 2013

Andrews Man Pleads Guilty To Receipt of Child Pornography

January 25, 2013

El Paso Man Sentenced To Federal Prison On Sexual Exploitation Charges

Yassine Brothers Sentenced To Federal Prison In Money Laundering Scheme

January 23, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Maverick County Commissioner Rodolfo Bainet Heredia In Connection With A Bribery, Kickback And Bid-rigging Scheme

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Russell Allen Erxleben In Connection With An Alleged $2 Million Ponzi Scheme

January 17, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Maverick County Commissioner Cesar Flores

Odessa Physician Enters Guilty Plea In Connection With A Methamphetamine Distribution and Fraudulent Prescription Scheme

January 11, 2013

San Antonio Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Ammunition Smuggling

January 9, 2013

British Businessman Christopher Tappin Sentenced To Federal Prison For Aiding And Abetting The Illegal Export Of Defense Articles

Odessa Woman Pleads Guilty To $5.8 Million Fraudulent Scheme

Jury Convicts Odessa Man Of Methamphetamine Offenses

January 8, 2013

Three Indicted In Connection With Odessa-based Firearms Straw Purchasing And Trafficking Investigation

January 4, 2013

San Antonio Police Officer Arrested In Bribery Investigation

January 3, 2013

Former Odessa Adult Bookstore Owner Sentenced To Federal Prison