DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902

 

GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

            PLANO, Texas – A federal grand jury has returned indictments charging individuals with federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Shannon Thomas Pitts, 32, of Dallas, has been indicted for bank robbery.  According to the indictment, on Mar. 22, 2010 and Apr. 7, 2010, Pitts is alleged to have robbed the Wachovia Bank on Coit Road in Plano; on Apr. 12, 2010, Pitts is alleged to have robbed the Wells Fargo Bank on Dallas Parkway in Dallas; and on Apr. 15, 2010, Pitts is alleged to have robbed the First National Bank on Legacy Drive in Plano.  If convicted, Pitts faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Andrew Stover.

            Travis Jarray Hart, 21, of The Colony, Texas has been indicted for delay or destruction of U.S. mail.  According to the indictment, on Apr. 9, 2010, Hart, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, is alleged to have deposited mail in a dumpster after opening parcels and removing the contents instead of delivering it to customers on his route in Carrollton, Texas.  If convicted, Hart faces up to 5 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Andrew Stover.

            William Macsisak, 59, has been indicted for threatening a federal agent.  According to the indictment, Macsisak is alleged to have threatened to intimidate a U.S. Treasury agent.  If convicted, Macsisak faces up to 3 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the U.S. Department of Treasury and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miriam E. Rea.

            Aaliyyah Shaheerrah Bowie, 21, of Lewisville, Texas, has been indicted for unlawful use of a means of identification.  If convicted, Bowie faces up 15 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard J. Johnson.

            Juan Amado Zapata-Gomez, 39, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up 2 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Francisco Parga-Contreras, 53, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up 2 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Gelasio Nicolas Cruz-Cruz, 28, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up 2 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Antonio Mondragon-Ruiz, 40, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up 10 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Eulalio Ontiveros-Reyes, 57, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up 20 years in federal prison and deportation.

            Jose Lazaro DeJesus, 25, of Mexico, has been indicted for illegal reentry of a deported alien.  If convicted, he faces up 10 years in federal prison and deportation.

            These cases are being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miriam E. Rea.

            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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