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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT:  ANDY WILLIAMS
THURSDAY, July 12, 2007                                                            PHONE: (972) 509-1201
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GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS

            PLANO, TX – A federal grand jury returned several indictments this week on separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
 
            DANTONI BROWN, 27, of Garland, Texas, has been indicted for knowingly and unlawfully possessing a firearm which had been shipped or transported in interstate commerce, after having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  If convicted, Brown could face not more than 10 years, a fine not to exceed $250,000 and supervised release of not more than 3 years.

            This case is being by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Errin Martin.

 

            ANTHONY WAYNE MANGIAFICO, 30, of Plano, Texas has been indicted for knowingly and unlawfully possessing a firearm which had been shipped or transported in interstate commerce, after having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  If convicted, Mangiafico could face not more than 10 years, a fine not to exceed $250,000 and supervised release of not more than 3 years.

            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Errin Martin.

 

WILLIAM RANDALL BRANNAN, 25, of Gainesville, Texas has been indicted for knowingly and unlawfully possessing a firearm that was shipped or transported in interstate commerce, after having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  If convicted, Brannan could face not more than 10 years, a fine not to exceed $250,000 and supervised release of not more than 3 years.

            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Errin Martin.
                                               

            DEBRA SCHAFER, 48, and STEVE SCHAFER, 51, both of Missouri City, Texas, have been indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud.  If convicted, the maximum punishment for these crimes is a term of imprisonment of not more than 20 years, a fine not to exceed $250,000 and supervised release of 3 years. 

            This case is being investigated by United States Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andy Williams.

            A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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