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Date Defendant Prosecutor Type Description
12/20/07 RUSSEL NEIL GATCH Sarah Wannarka Sentencing A 37-year-old Mooringsport, LA man has been sentenced for soliciting sex from an underage child in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/20/07 PAUL JEFFREY LEON MILES Lisa Flournoy Sentencing A 23-year-old Hallsville, Texas man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/18/07 WHITNEY HASKINS Alan R. Jackson Sentencing A 42-year-old Wake Village woman has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/18/07 BILL THOMPSON, CINDY THOMPSON Denise Simpson Indictments A Texarkana, Texas couple has been charged with multiple counts of mail fraud and making false statements in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/13/07 BRIAN ONEAL HOWARD Randall L. Fluke Conviction A 27-year-old Silsbee man has been convicted of federal drug crimes in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/13/07 Multiple Grand Jury Indictments M. Andrew Stover, Randall Blake, Errin Martin Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments this week charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/12/07 24 Arrested Gregg Marchessault, Denise Simpson, and Alan Jackson Arrest 24 individuals have been arrested on complaints associated with identification document fraud and immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/11/07 JASON ALLEN HIXON, ALEJANDRO PEREZ Richard L. Moore Sentencing Two Upshur County men have been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/11/07 ANDRES SAENZ REYNA, CHRISTINA JEAN ROSS Richard L. Moore Sentencing A man and a woman have both been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/7/07 DONALD DOUGLAS, CHERYL DOUGLAS late Wes Rivers, Arnold Spencer and Jim Noble Sentencing A Comfort, Texas couple has been sentenced for their roles in a wire fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/7/07 GAYLA R. THURMAN Robert L. Rawls and Chris Tortorice Sentencing A 58-year-old West Orange woman has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for health care fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/5/07 GARY WILLIAMS TRICE Denise Simpson Sentencing A 36-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/5/07 Anthony J. Lee John Craft Sentencing A 31-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
12/4/07 GERMAN LIRA-GARCIA, JASON HARRIS, MATTHEW BILLING SCHLATRE, JESSE RICHARD EVANS, JAVIER ENRIQUE MELENDEZ-WISENTHAL, aka Roberto Dias Isaguierre Allen Hurst, Alan Jackson, Denise Simpson Indictments A federal grand jury returned several indictments this week on cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/29/07 JOHN LEROY CHAMBERS, III Brit Featherston Indictment A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a federal prison guard with attempting to deliver drugs to an inmate in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/27/07 KENNETH WILLIAM ELGIN Alan R. Jackson Plea A 39-year-old Tyler man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/27/07 RAYMOND TORRES, JR. Mary Ann Cozby Plea A 32-year-old Palestine, Texas  man has pleaded guilty to drug and gun crimes in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/19/07 Rowan Companies, Inc Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes Section Sentencing A major oil and gas drilling company, was sentenced today to three years probation in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, Texas, in connection with the routine discharge of pollutants and garbage into the Gulf of Mexico from one of the firm’s oil rigs, the Midland, the Justice Department announced.   .
11/19/07 ANDRE DAVID LEFFEBRE Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A 44-year-old Vidor man has been sentenced to 384 months in federal prison for armed bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/19/07 FREDERICK DWAYNE HARRIS Randall L. Fluke Sentencing A 27-year-old Metairie, Louisiana man has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/19/07 RORY ILES, JR Robert Hobbs Sentencing A 29-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison for hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/16/07 MULTIPLE INDIVIDUALS M. Andrew Stover, Errin Martin, Randall Blake, Tracey M. Batson Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments this week charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/15/07 DAVID MICHAEL ANDERSON, JEREMY CHAD GUILLIAMS, CLIFTON MICHAEL WOODS, RAY EDWARD COX Mary Ann Cozby Arrest Four additional defendants were in federal court today for initial appearances as a result of methamphetamine drug trafficking criminal enterprise in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/14/07 CURTIS SWANSON, R. STEPHEN CAVENDER Jim Middleton and Arnold Spencer Sentencing Two internet executives have been sentenced to federal prison for a fraudulent securities scam in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/13/07 Erica Ann Phillips, Elizabeth Labor Tucker, Abram Sebastian Verduzco, Javier Abraham Carillo, Charlsye Mann Moore, Danny Lewis Kirkland, Vinita Kincaid Lewis, Timothy Cooper, Jack Calhoun Moore Mary Ann Cozby Arrest A combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began arresting individuals involved in a methamphetamine drug trafficking criminal enterprise in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/13/07 PAUL PERRITT Joseph R. Batte Plea A former Beaumont Police officer has pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/13/07 DAVID CHRISTOPHER JACOBS   Plea A Collin County man has pleaded guilty to distributing steroids in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/13/07 GORDON NEAL MATHIS Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 42-year-old Rusk man has been sentenced for possessing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/13/07 MARY ANN BRALY Gregg A. Marchessault Plea A 64-year-old Kilgore woman has pleaded guilty to structuring transactions in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/7/07 SITE CONCRETE, INC Shamoil T. Shipchandler Plea A Grand Prairie Corporation has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Protection Agency (EPA) in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/7/07 CHANCELLOR GUNTER Richard L. Moore Plea A 23-year-old Gregg County man has pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
11/7/07 PASQUAL TELLEZ-ROSALES a/k/a BENITO TELLEZ-ROSALES, DERRICK VAN HODGES, PAUL EDWARD THOMAS, DANIEL F. CANTU, DARIUS WALKER, CALANDRIS DEANDRE LAMB, JOSE ROSARIO CASTRO-SALAS Allen Hurst, Jim Middleton, Errin Martin, Bill Baldwin Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments this week charging seven individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/31/07 BOBBY GENE CRUSE, JESUS A. GONZALEZ-OLVERA, MARTIN ALBARRAN LOPEZ Richard L. Moore Sentencing Three men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/24/07 ULRIC JACK SWEESY a/k/a JACK TAYLOR Terri L. Hagan Plea A 56-year-old Richardson man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/23/07 PSN DAY OF NATIONAL CONCERN   Advisory Eastern District of Texas' Project Safe Neighborhood Advisory Board will join local schools in recognizing October 24th, as the 12th annual Day of National Concern about Young People and Gun Violence.
10/23/07 DAVID BRYAN RUSSELL William Baldwin Sentencing A 33-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/23/07 BILLY DEAN DRIGGERS Richard L. Moore Sentencing A 36-year-old Longview man has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/22/07 CHRISTOPHER DON DEVEREAUX Shamoil T Shipchandler Sentencing A 37-year-old Fort Worth man has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison for bank fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/18/07 FLORENCE UBAK-OFFIONG Christopher T. Tortorice Indictment A federal grand jury has returned an indictment this week charging a medical equipment supplier with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/17/07 CEDRIC SHAWN MITCHELL PAYNE Richard L. Moore Plea A 32-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/15/07 MARCELLUS-JON ROWRY Robert L. Hobbs Sentence A 27-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to 117 months in federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/12/07 Operation Thin Ice Allen Hurst Arrest The arrest of several individuals and the seizure of a significant amount of contraband from a major methamphetamine “ice” trafficking and transporting organization in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/12/07 PAUL EDWARD THOMAS Jim Middleton Arrest A 40-year-old Tyler man has been arrested pending indictment on federal bank robbery charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/11/07 JAROSLAW AMBROZUK Shamoil T Shipchandler Sentencing A 43-year-old Plano man has been sentenced to 4 ½ months in federal prison for passport related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/11/07 GRANDJURY INDICTMENTS Tracey M. Batson, Errin Martin, Randall A. Blake, Stevan A. Buys, M. Andrew Stover, Michele A. Ratcliffe, Sam Cantrell Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments this week charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/10/07 MICHAEL HEINSOHN Lisa Flournoy Sentencing A 23-year-old Lufkin man has been sentenced to 80 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/10/07 JOSE LUIS SOSA-MENDOZA Richard L. Moore Sentencing A 28-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/10/07 ROWAN COMPANIES AND NINE SUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern Districts of Texas and Louisiana Plea WASHINGTON – Rowan Companies, Inc., a major oil and gas drilling company, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, Texas, to three felonies in connection with the routine discharge of pollutants and garbage into the Gulf of Mexico.
10/4/07 DON PATRICK TRAHAN Randall Fluke Plea A 44-yar-old Ames, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal gun violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/4/07 SPINDLETOP DRILLING COMPANY Jim Noble Sentencing A Dallas based Production Company has been sentenced to pay $10,000 in restitution for violating the Migratory Bird Act Treaty in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/3/07 ROBERT TOUTCHEQUE Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A 39-year-old Vidor man has sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/3/07 LONGVIEW AREA DRUG ROUNDUP ARREST 15 Richard L. Moore Arrest A combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began arresting individuals involved in a drug trafficking criminal enterprise in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/3/07 MILLIE GREGORY, PAUL GREGORY, EXTREME METAL FINISHING, INC., DILE KENT McNAIR, RAMADAN TAJEDEEN SHABAZZ, TREMAYNE KEON BOWMAN Denise Simpson, Jim Noble Indictments A federal grand jury returned several indictments this week on cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/3/07 WILLIAM CHAD MERCER, also known as BRYSON MERCER Terri L. Hagan Plea A 35-year-old Plano man has pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/2/07 BOB ALLEN HAYES, Jr. Robert Hobbs Indictment A 31-year-old Houston man has been arrested on charges of hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
10/2/07 Attorney General Awards Cermony JOSEPH R. BATTE, and JOHN MALCOLM BALES Awards Assistant United States Attorneys were honored today at the Justice Department’s 55th Annual Awards Ceremony at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
9/27/07 CASEY LEE BRIGGS, JR. Richard L. Moore Plea A 26-year-old Longview man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
9/20/07 KIMBERLY MICHELLE KIRKWOOD, PAMELA TEZENO, TERA OWENS, KENNITHA CARNEY, TARUS OWENS Joseph R. Batte, David H. Henderson Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments this week charging five individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
9/18/07 RAUL BERUMEN BRISENO Richard L. Moore Plea A 29-year-old Longview man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
9/18/07 ABRAN GONZALES SOLIS Richard Moore Sentencing A 27-year-old Hallsville man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
9/18/07 PSN NATIONAL CONFERENCE   Conference The fifth Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) national conference is taking place this week in Atlanta.
9/11/07 TYREN DEVON MATHEWS, NAKETTA VERON BROOKS, LESLIE RAY WHITE, JOSE CORONA MOLINA, JOSE LUIS ROMERO MORALES, MELISSA ROBERSON, a/k/a Lisa Houston, PATRINA MORELAND, a/k/a Patrina Shankle Lisa Flournoy, Alan Jackson, Richard Moore, Reynaldo P. Morin Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments today charging seven individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
9/6/07 DEMASTERS LEE SAM, DAMARCUS LEE SAM, DEMITRI LEE DAVIS, and WILYUM HENDERSON Randall L. Fluke Indictments 4 Beaumont men have been indicted today on separate charges of hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
9/4/07 LORETTA TURNER John A. Craft Sentencing A 45-year-old Dayton woman has been sentenced to 36 months probation for hurricane-related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/31/07 ALEXIS BERNARD TERRY Michelle S. Englade and Robert L. Hobbs Plea A 35-year-old Port Arthur man has pleaded guilty to federal carjacking charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/31/07 LEROY RODRIGUEZ, JR. Richard L. Moore Plea A 27-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/30/07 JAMES WILEY STINNETT, JR. Randall L. Fluke, John Ross Conviction A 44-year-old Tahlequah, Oklahoma man has been convicted for threatening to bomb a federal facility and kill a federal agent in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/30/07 SHANE EUGENE RUSHING Randall L. Fluke and Chris Tortorice Sentencing A 40-year-old Hull man has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/30/07 BILLY SHANE FORD, CLARA ARNETTE WHITE, SHARLANDA MCCOY Richard L. Moore Plea Three individuals have pleaded guilty to various federal drug-related violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/30/07 GREGORY BEAVER William Baldwin and Mary Ann Cozby Sentencing a 35-year-old Canton man has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/30/07 KENNETH CALVIN MARTIN Gregg A. Marchessault Plea A 36-year-old former Rusk County Sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/30/07 MICHAEL J. WING Wes Rivers and Arnold Spencer Sentencing A 46-year-old Tyler lawyer has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison ordered to pay $9.1 million in restitution for wire fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/29/07 REGINALD M. BLACK, MIKE ADAN FELIX Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate drug-related charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/29/07 WESLEY DALE DICKERSON, HUNTER QUIN TILLERY, ERIC CHAD AARON, ZACHARY DAVID EDWIN KISER Richard L. Moore, Mary Ann Cozby Plea Four individuals have pleaded guilty to various federal drug-related violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/29/07 MARK WAYNE JASTER Gregg A. Marchessault Plea A 48-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/29/07 ALLEN SPRAYBERRY Jim Noble Sentencing A former Texarkana, Texas man has been sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $346,235.76 in restitution for timber theft in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/29/07 CARREL WAYNE NEWCOMB Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 48-year-old Texarkana man has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for possessing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/29/07 ROBERT LAMASCUS Michele A. Ratcliffe Plea A 39-year-old former teacher and soccer coach has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/28/07 JERRY LYNN METTLEN Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 30-year-old Lufkin man has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for possessing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/28/07 CARL GREEN MORGAN, ANDREA KAY FARMER Alan R. Jackson Sentencing Two East Texans were sentenced today for separate federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/28/07 LARRY KELLEY FORD Richard Moore Sentencing A 23-year-old Alabama man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/28/07 PAUL KEITH DICKEY. John A. Craft Plea A28-year-old West Liberty man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/27/07 CHRISTINA JEAN ROSS, OSCAR WADE SMITH, JESUS VELIZ-GARCIA Gregg A. Marchessault Plea Three individuals pleaded guilty to various federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/24/07 WENDELL "Chip" RADFORD, JR. Arnold Spencer, Malcolm Bales, and Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A former Jefferson County Assistant District Attorney has been sentenced for his role in a complex mail fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/23/07 JOSE RAFAEL RAMOS Alan R. Jackson Plea A 36-year-old Marshall man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/23/07 DAMON DEWAYNE DARDEN Gregg A. Marchessault Plea A 20-year-old Gilmer man has pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/22/07 ANDRES SAENZ REYNA Richard L. Moore Plea A 35-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/22/07 ROBERTO RIVERA-PENA, JOSE PADRON-GOMEZ Michele A. Ratcliffe Sentencing Two Mexican Nationals have been sentenced in the Eastern District of Texas for illegally being in the United States.
8/22/07 CAROL RIBAUDO, and SONJA RITZ Shamoil T. Shipchandler and J. Andrew Williams Conviction Two former McKinney travel agents have been convicted of multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/21/07 RAMON PENA, JOSE LUIS ROJAS, JERRY HUDSON, DANIEL "DANNY" GOMEZ William Baldwin and Mary Ann Cozby Sentencing Four men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate methamphetamine-related charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/16/07 JAMES HAUCK Robert L. Rawls Plea A 39-year-old Port Neches man has pleaded guilty to federal financial crimes in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/16/07 DONNA LYNN BAINE Michelle Englade Indictment A 46-year-old Beaumont woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/16/07 MICHAEL BACOTE, JOSEPH EBRON, and CRESCENO SHERMAN Joe Batte Indictments Three federal prison inmates have been indicted for their roles in the murder of a fellow prisoner while they were incarcerated in the United States Penitentiary in Beaumont in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/15/07 Burlington Resources Inc.   Settlement WASHINGTON – Burlington Resources Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $97.5 million to resolve claims that it underpaid royalties.
8/14/07 MARCUS HENDERSON Richard Moore Sentencing A 26-year-old Elysian Fields man has been sentenced to 56 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/14/07 RUBEN VALLE Richard Moore Sentencing A 35-year-old Tatum, Texas man has been sentenced to 200 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/13/07 GODOLFREDO YERA GUZMAN and GODOLFREDO JUNIOR GUZMAN Robert L. Hobbs Sentencing A 51-year-old California man and his 28-year-old son have been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/10/07 21 Pleaded Guilty Robert L. Hobbs Plea Prison sentences were handed down to the lead defendants this week ending a four year investigation and prosecution into a cocaine trafficking organization in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/9/07 JAVIER CORTEZ, REGINALD RAMOND ELLIS, CAMELLIA ROCHELLE LIPSCOMB, NICK JOSEPH ELINA, III, REBECCA LYN BASSETT, RAMIRO ALCANTAR-GARCIA, JOSE LUIS ALEMAN-RAMIREZ Errin Martin, M. Andrew Stover, Michele A. Ratcliffe, Randall Blake Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments this week charging seven individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/9/07 LARRY PUGH Alan Jackson Indictment A 33-year-old former Jacksonville police officer has been indicted on a charge of false declaration before a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/2/07 BRIAN KEITH WILSON, 34, of Orange, Texas
JOSEPH DUANE ARMSTRONG, 58, of Orange, Texas
KENESAW LANDUS BERNSEN, JR., 56, of Beaumont, Texas
ARMANDO MARTINEZ CARMONA, 52, of Vidor, Texas
NICOLA JANE HOLTZMAN, 39, of Beaumont, Texas
JIMMIE ADAMS
Christopher T. Tortorice Indictments A six Southeast Texans have been indicted for health care fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/2/07 RICHARD EMERY OAKES, JR. Gregg A. Marchessault Plea A 56-year-old Cason, Texas man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/2/07 JOHN ALEX WHITE and THOMAS ERIC EDMONSON Richard L. Moore Plea Two men have pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/2/07 JASON RAY MCCAIN Richard L. Moore Plea A 28-year-old Gregg County man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/1/07 CLIFTON MERRILL BROOKSHIRE Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A 19-year-old Orange, Texas man has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/1/07 Jerome Marks Robert L. Hobbs Plea A 33-year-old Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
8/1/07 JOHNNY LEON DAVIDSON, JR. Jim Middleton Plea A second former deputy with the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office has pleaded guilty to civil rights violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/26/07 WES RIVERS   Information A former United States Attorney and career prosecutor, passed away this morning at a Galveston hospital in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/18/07 JAWORSKI DEWAYNE KING, JAMON EARL LEE, LARRY LEWIS, JR. John Ross Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments today charging 3 Port Arthur men with federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/18/07 DANIEL “DUSTY” FLANAGAN Jim Middleton Plea A former deputy with the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office has pleaded guilty to civil rights violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/17/07 JAROSLAW AMBROZUK Shamoil T. Shipchandler Plea A 43-year-old Plano man has pleaded guilty to passport fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/17/07 ALEJANDRO PEREZ Richard L. Moore Plea A 27-year-old Upshur County man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/16/07 ANTHONY ANDREW BRUNNER Richard L. Moore Plea A 23-year-old Longview man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/13/07 PERCY LEE OLIVER Robert Hobbs Plea A Louisiana man, pleads guilty to kidnapping charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/12/07 DANTONI BROWN, ANTHONY WAYNE MANGIAFICO, WILLIAM RANDALL BRANNAN, DEBRA SCHAFER, STEVE SCHAFER Errin Martin, Andy Williams Indictments A federal grand jury returned several indictments this week on separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
7/11/07 ROBERTO P. ARMENDARIZ-LOZANO, JESUS VELIZ-GARCIA, MAYKER SANCHEZ, CASEY LEE BRIGGS, JR., ROMIE WESLEY BROWN Allen Hurst, Gregg Marchessault, Jim Middleton, Richard Moore, Jim Noble Indictments A federal grand jury returned several indictments this week on separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/28/07 JUAN REYES-JASSO, CLIFFTON TERAN and FRANCISCO VERA Alan Jackson Sentencing/Plea Two men were sentenced, and a third pleaded guilty, on charges of assault on an inmate stemming from a fight in the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/28/07 TAURUS BENARD JACKSON Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A 23-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to 175 months in federal prison for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/28/07 CRYSTAL MICHELLE MCELROY and RORY ILES, JR Robert Hobbs Plea A two Jefferson County residents pleaded guilty today to separate charges of hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/27/07 JASON ALLEN HIXON Richard L. Moore Plea A 34-year-old Gilmer man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/27/07 IVAN AVILA Richard L. Moore Sentencing A 25-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to 189 months in federal prison for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/27/07 MARSKA FLOYD MCDANIEL Michelle S. Englade Conviction A 47-year-old Port Arthur man has been convicted of federal gun violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/27/07 VERNETT T. WILLIAMS Terri L. Hagan Sentencing A 45-year-old Plano woman has been sentenced for hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/27/07 STEVEN NEIL JOHNSON Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 51-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for possessing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/26/07 SPINDLETOP DRILLING COMPANY Jim Noble Plea A Dallas based Production Company has pleaded guilty to a violation of the Migratory Bird Act Treaty in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/26/07 ROB ROY ROBINSON Sarah Wannarka and Robert Hobbs Sentencing A 52-year-old Kountze man has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for soliciting sex from an underage child in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/26/07 CARMEN REGINA HOLLIE Shamoil T Shipchandler Plea Two North Texas women have pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/26/07 DR. JAMES JARRETT GLASS Shamoil T. Shipchandler Plea A 63-year old former University of North Texas professor has pleaded guilty to federal public corruption charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/21/07 JOSHUA ALLEN. Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 23-year-old Jacksonville, Texas man has been sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for possessing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/21/07 TIMOTHY SOUTHWELL, and ROBERT BESHIRS. Arnold Spencer Sentencing Two North Texas businessmen have been sentenced to federal prison for their role in a corporate fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/21/07 WESLEY ADAM TAYLOR. Alan Jackson Sentencing A 24-year-old Mineola man has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/21/07 HEIDI COLLARD. Richard L. Moore Sentencing A 22-year-old Karnack woman has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/20/07 OVERSEAS SHIPHOLDING GROUP INC. U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the affected districts Sentencing WASHINGTON—Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (OSG) was sentenced today in Beaumont in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/19/07 CHRISTOPHER DON DEVEREAUX Shamoil T. Shipchandler Plea A 37-year-old Fort Worth man has pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/18/07 MARCELLUS-JON ROWRY Robert L. Hobbs Plea A 27-year-old Port Arthur man has pleaded guilty to bank robbery and federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/18/07 DAMIEN DESHONE GUIDRY, MICHAEL DURAND MCDONALD Randall Fluke Plea Two men have pleaded guilty to separate firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/14/07 13 Indictments Stevan A. Buys, Errin Martin, Joshua Burgess, Sam Cantrell Indictments A federal grand jury has returned indictments this week charging 13 individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/14/07 BILLY DEAN DRIGGERS Richard L. Moore Plea A 36-year-old Longview man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/12/07 CHRISTOPHER HUDSON Jim Noble Sentencing A 32-year-old El Dorado, Arkansas man has been sentenced to 96 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/12/07 JAIME LONG William Baldwin and Mary Ann Cozby Sentencing A 26-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/12/07 FERMIN DIAZ and FELIPE DIAZ Richard Moore Sentencing Two Gregg County brothers have been sentenced for federal drug and firearm violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/12/07 RANDY HUTTO Sarah Wannarka and John L. Ratcliffe Sentencing A 26-year-old Spurger man has been sentenced for soliciting sex from an underage child in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/12/07 SHERRI HARRIS Dave Henderson Sentencing A 37-year-old Louisiana woman has been sentenced for hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/11/07 ODELL ROBERTS, JR., JEFFREY SCOTT RAY, PAUL MICHAEL HORTON, ERNEST CHARLES STINSON, JR. Gregg A. Marchessault, Richard Moore Sentencing Four men have been sentenced to prison for separate federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/11/07 JESUS A. GONZALEZ-OLVERA Richard L. Moore Plea A 29-year-old Mexican National has pleaded guilty to federal firearm violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/7/07 CURTIS RAY SEVERNS Tracey Batson and Terri Hagan Sentencing A 40-year-old Sherman man has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for his role in the arson fire that destroyed a retail firearms business in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/7/07 JOSE ARMANDO MALAGON-PEREZ, CESAR URIOSTEGUI-SALGADO Michele A. Ratcliffe Sentencing Two Mexican Nationals have been sentenced in the Eastern District of Texas for illegally being in the United States.
6/6/07 18 Indictments Jim Middleton, Richard Moore, Allen Hurst, Jim Noble, Lisa Flournoy, Wes Rivers, Ernest Gonzalez Indictments A federal grand jury returned several indictments this week naming 18 individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
6/1/07 PHILIP GUADAGNO Arnold Spencer, Malcolm Bales, and Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A 56-year-old Helena Laboratories employee has been sentenced for his part in a complex mail fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/31/07 LEJANDRO TIJERINA, and ERICK SCHMIDT Richard L. Moore Sentencing Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for methamphetamine related charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/31/07 RDOYLA HATZKY, and ROBERT HATZKY Richard L. Moore Sentencing A Kilgore couple has been sentenced to federal prison for methamphetamine related charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/24/07 MARTIN ALBARRAN LOPEZ Richard L. Moore Plea A 41-year-old Upshur County man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/23/07 WESLEY RYAN DUPUY Robert L. Rawls Plea A 24-year-old LaBelle man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/23/07 MICHAEL WRIGHT and JOHNNY GOMEZ William Baldwin and Mary Ann Cozby Plea Two Tyler men involved in Operation Icebox have pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/22/07 EAGLE AWARD   Information A ceremony held at the Tyler Police Department, Special Agent Brandon Chenault and Tyler Police Department Detective Scott Bradley were presented with the United States Attorney’s Office “Eagle” award in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/21/07 New U. S. Attorney   Information John L. Ratcliffe assumed the duties of United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas on Saturday, May 19, 2007.
5/18/07 RUFUS DELANTE McCLELLAND, JR. Randall Fluke Sentencing A 30-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/16/07 CHARITY DAWN GONZALES Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A 33-year-old Baytown woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for forgery in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/16/07 JAMAAL AKEEM BENJAMIN Randall L. Fluke Sentencing A 23-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to 57 months in prison for federal drug and gun crimes in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/15/07 FREDDY EARL PETERS Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A former Jasper County Constable, has been sentenced to five months in federal prison for methamphetamine-related charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/15/07 THEODIS LYNN BARRETT Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 45-year-old Palestine, Texas, man has been sentenced to 180 months in prison for federal gun violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/07/07 Dove Hunt Legal Seminar   Seminar The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas is sponsoring a Dove Hunt Legal Seminar on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at the Jefferson County Jury Impaneling Room, 1001 Pearl Street, Beaumont.
5/03/07 RAY SLAUGHTER Michele A. Ratcliffe Sentencing A 66-year-old Lewisville man has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/02/07 SIMON BALDERAS, JR, JOSE ZAVALA, RENE ZAVALA William Baldwin and Mary Ann Cozby Sentencing Three men have been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/02/07 MICHAEL MIHALEY Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 45-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/02/07 ROBERT BRAMMER Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 33-year-old Lufkin man has been sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for creating child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/02/07 JOHN BRUCE GUTHRIE Mary Ann Cozby Plea A 52-year-old Tyler man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/02/07 DARRELL RAYBUN GLOSUP, CHARLES RALPH SHELTON Mary Ann Cozby Sentencing Two East Texas men have been sentenced to federal prison for methamphetamine-related charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
5/02/07 11 Indictments Jim Middleton, Richard Moore, Allen Hurst, Jim Noble Indictments A federal grand jury returned several indictments this week naming eleven individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/30/07 JERRY LYNN METTLEN Gregg A. Marchessault Plea A 30-year-old Lufkin man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/30/07 MATTHEW WEBB, ROBERT ERIC SMALL Michelle Englade Sentencing Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for drug and gun violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/30/07 JOSEPH DENNIS BIRD Randall L. Fluke, Jennifer Lowery, and Robert Hobbs Sentencing A 36-year-old Van Nuys, California man has been sentenced to 210 months in federal prison for drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/27/07 SONIA ELEFANO Arnold Spencer, Malcolm Bales and Robert Rawls Sentencing One additional Helena Lab employee has been sentenced in a complex mail fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/26/07 DEBRA HICKS, and AUNGNAPA TANSAMRIT Arnold Spencer, Malcolm Bales and Robert Rawls Sentencing Two Helena Lab employees have been sentenced by United States District Judge Marcia Crone in a complex mail fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/20/07 KETANBHAI GAMANBH PATEL Gregg Marchessault and Alan Jackson Sentencing A 29-year-old Marshall, Texas man has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $296,164 in restitution for mail fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/20/07 EDDIE BLACKNELL, DON EARL SINGLETON, ALONZO MACON Richard L. Moore Arrests A combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested three individuals involved in a criminal enterprise in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/19/07 Kerr Real Estate, Inc. and Frank Kerr Kevin McClendon Settlement A settlement has been reached regarding damages to the land and fish habitat at Lewisville Lake in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/19/07 JUAN CARLOS MOSQUERA-AMARI, PERRY THOMPSON Robert L. Hobbs Sentencing Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/19/07 THOMAS BURNS and MATTIE BURNS Jim Noble Plea A Marshall, Texas couple has pleaded guilty to Social Security fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/18/07 GEORGE SOUTHGATE BUSIEK Andy Williams Indictment A 66-year-old Frisco man has been indicted for tax fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/18/07 ALLEN SPRAYBERRY Jim Noble Plea A 42-year-old former Texarkana, Texas man has pleaded guilty to transporting stolen timber in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/18/07 ALI VAGEFI Gregg A. Marchessault Sentencing A 61-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for attempting to solicit sex from a minor in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/16/07 JASON LAMAR KAY Robert L. Rawls Sentencing A 32-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for federal mail fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/13/07 9 indictments Randall A. Blake, Stevan A. Buys, Maureen Smith, Errin Martin, Sam Cantrell Indictments A federal grand jury has returned 9 indictments this week on separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/12/07 MICHELLE LYNN POLSTER Robert L. Hobbs Sentencing A 33-year-old Nevada woman has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/11/07 VERNETT T. WILLIAMS Terri L. Hagan Plea A 45-year-old Plano woman pleaded guilty today to charges of hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/09/07 Retirement announcement     Matthew D. Orwig announced today his plans to leave his position as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas on May 18, 2007.
4/04/07 ANDRE DAVID LEFFEBRE Robert L. Rawls Conviction A 44-year-old Vidor man has been convicted of armed bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/04/07 GILBERTO BORY William Baldwin and Denise Simpson Sentence A Cuban national has been sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/04/07 MANUEL MIMILA-GUZMAN, ANTOMIO RAFAEL ROJAS-RIOS, ALBERT LEMOYNE SELLERS, CHERYLN MARCOS SELLERS, MICHAEL LLOYD FRANCIS, MARVIN LAMONT WHITE, MARICELA CANOA-CORRALES, ISAIAH MURPHY Allen Hurst, Jim Middleton, Richard Moore, Jim Noble, Lisa Flournoy Indictments A federal grand jury has returned several indictments this week on separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
4/03/07 WILLIAM “WILLIE” BROWN Wes Rivers Indictment Former president of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 237 has been indicted for embezzlement in the Eastern District of Texas.
Indictments and criminal informations are formal accusations of criminal conduct, not evidence. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until convicted through due process of law.

 

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