Citrus County Woman Sentenced To More Than 2 Years In Federal Prison For Making False Statements To Federal Agents
Tampa, FL - U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich sentenced Jaclyn Fleites (33, Crystal River) yesterday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements to a federal agent. Fleites pleaded guilty on November 8, 2012. According to court documents, Fleites lied to a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in connection with an investigation into multiple armed robberies committed by Anthony Calderon and Abelardo Coimbre. The five robberies were committed in Citrus County in January and February 2011. Fleites was the girlfriend of Calderon during that time. She told the agent that she had never seen Calderon enter a store to commit a robbery and had never seen Calderon with a firearm, even though she knew that these statements were false.
On January 28, 2011, Fleites was the getaway driver for the armed robbery of Inverness Liquor, which was committed by Coimbre. On February 18, 2011, she acted as the getaway driver for the armed robbery of Inverness Food Mart, which was committed by Calderon. Her misstatements obstructed the investigation and prosecution of the armed robberies committed by Calderon and Coimbre.
Anthony Calderon and Abelardo Coimbre previously pleaded guilty and were sentenced for their roles in this case. Calderon was sentenced to 32 years in federal prison. Coimbre was sentenced to 24 years and four months in federal prison.
This case was investigated by ATF and the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Peresie.
It is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill, along with Julie Torres, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.
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