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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2012

Dallas Man Pleads Guilty To Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

TYLER, TX –  United States Attorney John M. Bales announced today that RAFAEL MACIEL, a 28 year old Dallas, Texas man, pleaded guilty to the charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine before United States Magistrate John D. Love.

            MACIEL was indicted by a Grand Jury on March 8, 2012.  According to the evidence presented in court, on or about January 26, 2012, MACIEL possessed approximately 3 kilograms of cocaine.  He possessed the cocaine with the intent to deliver it to others in and around the Eastern District of Texas.

            MACIEL faces no less than 5 years in prison, nor more than 40, a $5,000,000.00 fine and at least 4 years of supervised release.  Maciel also agreed to a forfeiture judgment in the amount of $50,000.

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

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