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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008                                                    PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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(TYLER, TX) United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 49-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal DWI charges in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            RICHARD ANTHONY SOARES was indicted on February 6, 2008 and charged with driving while intoxicated, repeat offender.  He pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge David Folsom. 

            According to information presented in court, Soares was stopped by a Red Rivers Army Depot Officer on October 8, 2007 and found to be Driving While under the Influence on the Red River Army Depot grounds.  Soares had two prior DWI convictions in 1986.

            Soares faces between two and 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00 at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is being investigated by the Red River Army Depot and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise Simpson.


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