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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008                   PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS
 IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

 

SHERMAN, TX—United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced that a federal grand jury has returned indictments today charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 
 
            ISRAEL PADILLA, 24, of Keller, Texas has been indicted for knowingly possessing a stolen firearm which had been shipped or transported in interstate commerce.  If convicted, Padilla could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.  If it is shown that Padilla has three previous convictions by any court for a violent felony or a serious drug offense, or both, committed on different occasions from one another, Padilla could face up to life in federal prison.

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

            JERAMIE MCGILL, 26, of Sulphur Springs, Texas has been indicted and charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by an Unlawful User of a Controlled Substance.  If convicted, McGill could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

            This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Errin Martin.

            STEPHEN LEE SOTELO, 26, of Denison, has been indicted for being a Felon in possession of a Firearm and possessing a firearm which had been shipped or transported in interstate commerce.  If convicted, Sotelo could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.  If it is shown that Sotelo has three previous convictions by any court for a violent felony or a serious drug offense, or both, committed on different occasions from one another Sotelo could up to life in federal prison.

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

            TREVOR BRYANT BURNS, 22, of Fort Worth, has been indicted for bank robbery and using, carrying or possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  According to the indictment, Burns is alleged to have robbed the Bank of America located at 2800 Flower Mound Road, Flower Mound, Denton County, Texas on February 9, 2008.  If convicted, Burns faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney M. Andrew Stover.

            JAVIER JIMENEZ-JIMENEZ, a.k.a. Marco Antonio Jimenez-Sanchez, 29, of Mexico, has been indicted for Conspiracy to Transport and Harbor Illegal Aliens, Transporting Illegal Aliens, Transporting Illegal Aliens for Financial Gain and Aiding and Abetting.  If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00 on each count.

            This case is being investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stevan A. Buys.

            ARTURO SANTOS-DOMINGUEZ, 38, of Mexico, has been indicted for Illegal Reentry of Removed or Deported Alien.  According to the indictment, on February 8, 2008, Denton County officials notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had a possible deported alien in custody on a local warrant.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

            This case is being investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Blake.

            WILLIE ANN FORD, 54, of Bonham, Texas, has been indicted for False Statements or Entries.  If convicted, the Defendant faces up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

            This case is being investigated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Blake.

            MILTON KEITH BUNN, 43, of Gilmer, has been indicted and charged with three counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.  If convicted, Bunn faces up to life in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC).  In February 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/ .

 

This case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michele A. Ratcliffe.

            EDGAR EVANS, 51, of Paris, Texas has been indicted and charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.  If convicted, Evans faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC).  In February 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/ .

This case is being investigated by the Longview Police Department, Dallas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, FBI and Wheaton, Illinois Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michele A. Ratcliffe.

            JOHN EDWARD YOUNG, 42, of Wylie, Texas has been indicted and charged with three counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.  If convicted, Young faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC).  In February 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/ .

  This case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michele A. Ratcliffe.

            It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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