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DEC 2006      
DEC 19, 2006 HARRISON, Ken Joseph; Sabatier, Isaac; BIRTHA, Marvin Wayne and DENSON, Gregory Complaint/Arrest Four Dallas men arrested for armed bank robbery - defendants are Hurricane Katrina evacuees
DEC 19, 2006 YOUNG, Vincent Edward Sentencing Convicted felon sentenced to 97 months on firearm conviction
DEC 18, 2006 JOHNSON, JR., Maurice, a/k/a "Crackcorn" Conviction Jury convicts Wichita Falls, Texas, man on drug conspiracy and firearms charges - faces mandatory life imprisonment
DEC 15, 2006 U.S. Attorney's Office Collects More Than $28 Million in Judgments, fines and Restitution in FY 2006    
DEC 14, 2006 DAVIS, JR., Charles Dwain Sentencing Stockbroker sentenced to 33 months and $2.3 million restitution
DEC 14, 2006 GOMEZ, Christina Hill Sentencing Woman sentenced to 30 months for embezzling from employer
DEC 14, 2006 SIZEMORE, Joe Allen Sentencing Nuclear Courier assigned to Pantex facility sentenced to 30 months
DEC 13, 2006 MANNERS, Mark and SIEBERT, Andrew Norman Conviction Jury finds Dallas Escrow Officer and Businessman Guilty of Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud - mortgage fraud scheme
DEC 11, 2006 CASPER, Brian Keith Sentencing Fort Worth man sentenced to 40 years
DEC 8, 2006 PENA, Juan Manuel and PENA, D. Maria Sentencing Brother and sister who ran counterfeit check cashing conspiracy sentenced
DEC 8, 2006 MCKEE, Mark Russell Sentencing Odessa, Texas, man sentenced to 10 years - firearms conviction
DEC 8, 2006 MOORE, Ursula Nicole Sentencing Former bank employee sentencd fr stealing check from IRS lockbox
DEC 6, 2006 STANLEY, JR., Gary Dale Sentencing Local man sentenced to 50 years on carjacking, firearms, conspiracy and tampering with witness convictions
DEC 6, 2006 McARTHUR, III, MD, William Frank Indictment Physician pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges - case a spin-off of Saran rogue Internet pharmacy case
DEC 6, 2006 STURM, Frederick William Sentencing Last defendant in Wichita Falls, Texas, methamphetamine ring sentenced to more than 24 years
DEC 5, 2006 RANDOLPH, Terrence Randolph, a/k/a "Bo-Leg," and EBANKS, Kenneth George, a/k/a "Bigs" Guilty Plea South Dallas street gang leaders pled guilty to drug charges - each faces life
DEC 1, 2006 MORRIS, Robert Charles Sentencing Convicted sex offender sentenced to nearly 18 years for possession of child pornography
DEC 1, 2006 TESSON, Robert John Guilty Plea Tax preparer pleads guilty to federal tax charge
NOV 2006      
NOV 28, 2006 TAMAYO, Alejandro Sentencing Local methamphetamine ring leader sentenced to LIFE imprisonment on drug conspiracy conviction
NOV 28, 2006 Integris Baptist Medical Center to Pay U.S. $12.2 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Settlement  
NOV 24, 2006 GIRON, Fidel; MARTINEZ-RAMOS, Adriana and GIRON, Conrado Sentencing Grand Prairie Methamphetamine dealers sentenced
NOV 21, 2006 CHATMAN, JR., Caster Deryl, a/k/a "Cash" and "Junior" Sentencing Serial bank robber sentenced to 87 months - defendant also faces murder charge in Collin County
NOV 20, 2006 CABRERA, Jose Luis and CABRERA, Moriama Carrette de Indictment Dallas Police Officer and wife arraigned on 9-count federal indictment with passport, immigration and visa fraud and aggravated identity theft
NOV 17, 2006 HOLT, Empra Jeron Sentencing Wichita Falls, Texas, man sentenced to more than 41 years on drug and firearms convictions
NOV 17, 2006 McMILLAN, Howard James, a/k/a "Bud Hawkins" Sentencing Wichita Falls, Texas, man sentenced to 57 months on firearms conviction
NOV 16, 2006 LINDLEY, Todd Patrick Guilty Plea Dallas lawyer pleads guilty to mail fraud - admits fraudulently using investor money intended to build a senior care center to finance his law practice
NOV 15, 2006 SARAN, Rakesh Jyoti Guilty Plea Lead defendant in health care fraud and rogue internet pharmacy scheme pleads guilty
NOV 15, 2006 GESKE, James Edward; SMITH, Kevin Michael and FRAZIER, Alicia Nichole Complaint/Arrests Three arrested on bank robbery plot
NOV 14, 2006 CORONADO, Pedro Guilty Plea Former FCI Seagoville employee pleads guilty to public corruption charge
NOV 13, 2006 WIRGAU, Derek Behar Indictment Grand jury indicts local accountant for forging employer's checks and stealing funds
NOV 9, 2006 UWADIA, Sonny Chukwudi Sentencing Personal banker sentenced to nearly 4 years on bank fraud conviction
NOV 7, 2006 McNAIRY, Eric Duane and BRUNSTON, Charles Andrew Guilty Plea Local men plead guilty to distributing and receiving explosive materials
NOV 6, 2006 HALL, Lakietha Diann Sentencing Ringleader in FEMA fraud scheme sentenced to 70 months and ordered to pay $83,254 restitution
NOV 6, 2006 PITCOCK, Bobby Gene Sentencing Man sentenced to 48 months in Cabela's Firearms Theft
NOV 3, 2006 ANORGA, Agustin Sentencing Man sentenced for transporting aliens near San Angelo, Texas
NOV 3, 2006 HARRIS, Sheila Sentencing Fort Worth woman sentenced for stealing FEMA funds
NOV 2, 2006 Federal Prosecutors Receive National Award    
OCT 2006      
OCT 31, 2006 RAWLS, William Lynn Guilty Plea Dallas County man pleads guilty to child porn charge
OCT 30, 2006 ELLIOTT, Clayton Dale and STRINGER, Clyde Wesley Convictions Two counterfeiters convicted in trials in Fort Worth
OCT 30, 2006 EWING, Terry Sheldon Sentencing Wichita Falls man sentenced to 27 years on methamphetamine conviction
OCT 27, 2006 GARAY, Andrea and MURNIN, Joseph Sentencing Pair sentenced in mail and ID theft ring - more than 5000 pieces of stolen mail recovered
OCT 27, 2006 NEAL, Robert David Indictment Federal grand jury in Dallas indicts former Trophy Club, Texas resident, a CPA, on fraud charges
OCT 26, 2006 ORTIZ, Mark Anthony Guilty Plea Serial robber admits to 8 bank robberies; dubbed "Envelope Bandit"
OCT 25, 2006 WANNAMAKER, John Sentencing Dallas man sentenced to 110 months for running bogus investment scheme
OCT 24, 2006 BELL, Laquietta and BELL, Lashazzel E. Sentencing Mother and daught sentenced in stolen mail / bank fraud scheme
OCT 23, 2006 LOONEY, David Neal Sentencing former Mansfield, Texas, police officer sentenced to 57 months on child porn conviction
OCT 23, 2006 CHISM, John Kevin Sentencing man sentenced to 8 years for robbing Bank of America
OCT 20, 2006 MCBIRNEY, III, Edwin T. Sentencing Former Savings and Loan CEO sentenced to 8 years
OCT 20, 2006 CASTRO-GARCIA, Jorge Luis and CANO, Jesse Sentencing Two men sentenced for transporting aliens near San Angelo - one of the aliens was killed when the vehicle rolled in a traffic accident
OCT 19, 2006 PHIPPS, James Ray   Ponzi scheme operator remanded to federal custody after violating terms of pretrial release
OCT 18, 2006 CHANG, Sung Bum Sentencing Nightclub owner sentenced to 10 years and ordered to pay $37,000 restitution for forcing women to work as hostesses
OCT 17, 2006 WILLIAMS, Jr., Ronald Lee Complaint/Arrest serial bank robber arrested
OCT 16, 2006 LaRue, John Hayden Guilty Plea Dallas businessman pleads guilty to tax charge and agrees to pay $1.8 million restitution to IRS
OCT 13, 2006 ELASHI, Basman; ELASHI, Bayan; ELASHI, Ghassan and INFOCOM CORPORATION Sentencing Infocom Corporation and its operators sentenced - Elashi brothers convicted for doing business with terrorist
OCT 13, 2006 LONG, Billy Frank and HARRIS, Frank Lee Sentencing Federal inmates sentenced for running money laundering scam while serving federal prison sentences
OCT 13, 2006 WOMACK, Jeremy Lynn Sentencing Lubbock, Texas, man sentenced to 71 months on federal firearms conviction - had a homemade explosive device in his vehicle
OCT 13, 2006 GIRON, Conrado Sentencing Grand Prairie, Texas man sentenced to nearly 20 years for distribution of methamphetamine
OCT 13, 2006 BELL, Bertrand, a/k/a "Bee Bee" Sentencing first defendant in Operation Fishbowl sentenced to 20 years for distribution of crack cocaine
OCT 12, 2006 HOWARD, Tawana Lynn Guilty Plea Abilene, Texas, woman pleads guilty in adoption scam
OCT 12, 2006 IRVING, Willis Maurice Sentencing Dallas man sentenced to 10 years on federal firearms conviction
OCT 10, 2006 NELSON, JONATHAN D. Sentencing Former CFO of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. sentenced to 25 years; $77.8 million restitution and a $200,000 fine for embezzling from employer
OCT 6, 2006 COURTNEY, MATTHEW C. Sentencing Aryan Brotherhood of Texas member sentenced to nearly 15 years
OCT 3, 2006 ACOSTA, Felipe, a/k/a "Pepe"; FLORES, Guillermo, a/k/a "Willy"; and GANDARA, Gonzalo, a/k/a "G-G" Guilty Pleas Three Dallas men face life imprisonment following guilty pleas to carjacking and firearm charges
OCT 3, 2006 DALLAS AND FORT WORTH POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND MOSAIC FAMILY SERVICES, INC. TO RECEIVE $1.35 MILLION TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING    
SEP 2006      
SEP 29, 2006 MORRIS, Darrell L. Sentencing man sentenced to 41 months for transporting illegal aliens
SEP 27, 2006 VALORA-FLORES, Ismael Jesus Sentencing kidnapper who held minor children for ransom sentenced
SEP 26, 2006 WOFFORD, William B. Indictment Dallas businessman charged in 20-count indictment with embezzling from a retirement pension fund
SEP 25, 2006 MYERS, Phil Loren Sentencing Granbury, Texas man sentenced to 24 months for failing to file income tax returns
SEP 25, 2006 GOSWICK, Clinton Ray and SMITH, Wendell Floyd Sentencing Two more members of Wichita Falls meth ring sentenced - Goswick sentenced to nearly 25 years
SEP 22, 2006 EBANKS, Kenneth George, et al. Indictment/Arrests South Dallas street gang members arrested on drug and gun charges - some involved in producing musical compact discs glorifying the distribution of crack cocaine
SEP 21, 2006 MILLER, Stephen P. Sentencing Physician sentenced to 46 months on federal tax conviction
SEP 20, 2006 VARANASI, Suman K. Conviction Businessman found guilty of mail and wire fraud
SEP 15, 2006

THOMPSON, Aaron, a/k/a "Baby Huey" and WOZENCRAFT, Ivin Darrell

Sentencings Gang member and bank robber sentenced in Lubbock
SEP 13, 2006 BOSMA, Yme Klaas Indictment Dairy owner charged with harboring illegal aliens
SEP 13, 2006 KIRBY, Allen Wayne Indictment Abilene man indicted on child porn and child obscenity charges
SEP 13, 2006 STANFORD, James C. Indictment San Angelo man indicted on child pornography and child obscenity charges
SEP 11, 2006 40 Acres of Property Forfeited to the Federal Government Deeded to Lubbock County Sheriff's Office for Gun Range    
SEP 11, 2006 GOULD, Carlos Rashad and BRYANT, Alfred William Sentencing Wichita Falls, Texas, men sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms on drug and firearms convictions
SEP 8, 2006 OLLISON, Marsha August Arrest/Indictment Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Employee Arrested on Charges in Federal Indictment
SEP 6, 2006 SIZEMORE, Joe Allen Sentencing Nuclear courier assigned to Pantex facility charged in 32-count federal indictment
SEP 6, 2006 WALKER, Kenny Ray Sentencing Fort Worth area man sentenced to federal prison in child exploitation (traveler) case
SEP 6, 2006 CASTILLO, Joseph Jay and ORDUNA, Rosalio Sentencing two men sentenced for possessing sawed-off shotgun
SEP 6, 2006 MCCLAIN, Kenneth Reven Sentencing Dallas man sentenced in FEMA fraud scheme
AUG 2006      
AUG 31, 2006 MCKEE, Mark Russell Guilty Plea Odessa, Texas, man pleads guilty to federal firearms charge
AUG 30, 2006 PENA, Juan Manuel and PENA, Maria D. Conviction Pair convicted of running conspiracy to cash counterfeit payroll checks in DFW area
AUG 30, 2006 JARRELL, Bruce Allen Guilty Plea Cleburne, Texas, man pleads guilty to federal tax charge
AUG 28, 2006 MAYS, Cedric L. Sentencing Fort Worth man sentenced to 20 years on firearms conviction
AUG 25, 2006 RIECKE, Melvin Eugene II Conviction Businessman faces 25 years following conviction in asbestos disposal case
AUG 25, 2006 DECKER, Phillip Mark Sentencing Counterfeiter sentenced to more than 7 years and ordered to pay $15,000 fine
AUG 25, 2006 STARK, Shiloh Sentencing North Richland Hills, Texas, man sentenced to nearly 20 years on child porn conviction
AUG 25, 2006 ROSS, Ricky L; JONES, Cheryl Kay and HOUSTON, Anthony R. Sentencings False W-2 schemes yield hefty sentences for Fort Worth residents
AUG 24, 2006 LUEDKE, Jonathan Evan Guilty Plea Texas Tech student pleads guilty to child pornography charge
AUG 23, 2006 SHEFFIELD, Debra Lynn Sentencing postal worker sentenced to more than 5 years for theft of mail and making false statements to obtain worker's compensation benefits
AUG 22, 2006 PEACOCK, James Edward Sentencing serial bank robber sentenced to life imprisonment
AUG 17, 2006 BLAIR, Montreal Guilty Plea Large-scale crack dealer from South Dallas pleads guilty
AUG 15, 2006 GEORGELAS, John Sentencing Former data technician at local internet hosting company and self-admitted supporter of pro-jihad web site sentenced to 34 months for attempting to cause damage to a protected computer
AUG 11, 2006 JOHNSON, Stacey Beth Sentencing Woman sentenced to 12 months for defrauding FEMA of nearly $15,000
AUG 11, 2006 JOHNSON, Tom Curtis Sentencing Fort Worth bank robber sentenced to 12 months
AUG 8, 2006 HOLT, Empra Jeron Guilty Plea Wichita Falls, Texas man pleads guilty to drug and firearms charges - faces 40 years minimum and life imprisonment maximum
AUG 4, 2006 BRYANT, Alfred William Sentencing Wichita Falls man sentenced to 2 life terms on drugs and firearms convictions
AUG 4, 2006 BAKER, Ronald Jason Sentencing Wichita Falls man sentenced to 9 years - manufactured and distributed methamphetamine
AUG 3, 2006 WHATLEY, Linda Sue; OLIVER, Angelique Iante; and BRYANT, Kimberly Rene Sentencing three Dallas women who ran credit card scam are sentenced
AUG 3, 2006 IKECHUKWU, Awunor Jackson Guilty Plea local man admits possessing stolen mail
AUG 2, 2006 HOWARD, Roderick Shermone, a/k/a "Big Rod" Conviction jury convicts "Operation Fishbowl" defendant
AUG 1, 2006 PHILLIPS, Phillip D. Sentencing Amarillo businessman sentenced to 151 months - defrauded investors of more than $1 million
JUL 2006      
JUL 31, 2006 DRISCOLL, Roy G. Sentencing former semi-conductor sales rep sentenced to 51 mo on money laundering conviction
JUL 31, 2006 AUSTIN, Derek Ernest Sentencing Wichita Falls, Texas, man sentenced to 10 years on firearms conviction
JUL 28, 2006 CONVICTED DEFENDANTS IN DRUG CASES IN LUBBOCK RECEIVE LENGTHY PRISON TERMS    
JUL 28, 2006 CASTRO-GARCIA, Jorge Luis; CANO, Jesse; and ANORGA, Agustin Guilty Pleas three Cleburne, Texas men plead guilty to transporting aliens - one alien killed during transport
JUL 27, 2006 GARTMAN, Clarence Thomas and McDOWELL, Brent Alan Sentencing Two men sentenced on obscenity conviction - sold rape/torture videos on internet
JUL 27, 2006 HINES, Brian Oneal and HINES, Charmaine Denise Sentencing Red Cross volunteer and sister sentenced - pair admitted stealing and using at least 80 Red Cross debit cards intended for hurricane evacuees
JUL 26, 2006 STANLEY, Gary Dale, Jr. Conviction jury convicts man on carjacking, firearms, conspiracy and tampering with victims charges
JUL 21, 2006 JOHNSON, David Aaron Sentencing serial bank robber sentenced to 27 years in federal prison
JUL 18, 2006 MALCOLM, Mi Na Sentencing local woman sentenced to 10 years for harboring Korean women to work in her sexually-oriented businesses
JULY 18, 2006 HARRIS, Sheila Conviction federal jury convicts Fort Worth woman in FEMA fraud case - defendant took advantage of hurricane evacuee
JUL 17, 2006 IRVING, Willis Maurice Conviction jury convicts man on firearms charge
JUL 14, 2006 NEWSOM, Bryan; GARRETT, Brett; and HARDIN, James Sentencing Weatherford, Texas men sentenced for stealing dynamite from plant in Parker County
JUL 14, 2006 MILLER, Stephen P. Conviction federal jury in Amarillo convicts physician on tax charge
JUL 14, 2006 LUNDELL, Terry Floyd Sentencing businessman sentenced to 65 months and ordered to pay nearly $2 million restitution
JUL 14, 2006 RODRIGUEZ, Roberto, a/k/a "Crazy Rob" Sentencing Texas Syndicate gang member sentenced to nearly 20 years
JUL 13, 2006 WOMACK, Jeremy Lynn Guilty Plea pleads guilty to firearms charge - had homemade explosive device in his vehicle
JUL 13, 2006 ZUNIGA, Joshua Heath Indictment Frisco, Texas, man indicted on child porn charges - including enticement of a child
JUL 11, 2006 HALL, Lakietha Diann Guilty Plea Ringleader in FEMA fraud scheme pleads guilty
JUL 11, 2006 BELL, Laquietta and BELL, Lashazzel E. Guilty Pleas Mother and daughter admit role in stolen mail / bank fraud scheme
JUL 6, 2006 COURTNEY, Matthew C. Conviction federal jury convicts Aryan Brotherhood of Texas defendant - co-def pled guilty to related charges
JUL 5, 2006 CHATMAN, Caster Jr., a/k/a "Cash" and "Junior" Guilty Plea Serial bank robber who is being held on murder warrant in Collin County admits robbing 12 banks in Dallas area
JUN 2006      
JUN 30, 2006 HERNANDEZ, Mark Sentencing Gang member sentenced to nearly 9 years on firearms charge
JUN 30, 2006 EDWARDS, Erica Nicole Sentencing woman bank robber sentenced to 105 months
JUN 29, 2006 U.S. Attorney Rolls Out Project Safe Childhood in North Texas - Northern District of Texas Child Exploitation Working Group Established    
JUN 22, 2006 MOORE, Ursula Nicole Indictment/Arrest bank employee arrested for stealing checks from IRS lockbox
JUN 16, 2006 MYERS, Phil Loren Conviction Granbury, Texas man convicted on federal tax charges
JUN 16, 2006 GARCIA, Frank Jr. Sentencing Hale County man sentenced to 97 months in child porn case
JUN 13, 2006 GOSWICK, Clinton Ray Conviction Wichita Falls man convicted on drug and gun charges - faces life imprisonment
JUN 12, 2006 CHANG, Sung Bum and CHANG, Hyand Kyung Guilty Plea club owner pleads guilty to conspiracy to provide or obtain forced labor - admits requiring Korean women to work at his club to pay off smuggling debts
JUN 12, 2006 SETSER, Gregory Earl and SETSER, Deborah Conviction Jury convicts Gregory Earl Setser and his sister - defendants targeted churches, ministries, religious organizations and defrauded investors of millions of dollars
JUN 9, 2006 BURTON, Paul Mark Sentencing Lubbock man sentenced to 87 months on child porn conviction
JUN 9, 2006 TOVAR, Sam Reyes Sentencing Lubbock man sentenced to 21 months on obscenity conviction
JUN 9, 2006 MARTINEZ, Emiliana; CHAVEZ, Monica; SOTO, Irma and LOZANO, Elizabeth Indictment four dallas arrested in drug distribution conspiracy
JUN 8, 2006 HOWARD, Tawana Lynn Indictment Abilene, Texas, woman faces federal charges in adoption scam
JUN 6, 2006 PRESSLEY-VEVERS, Eryn Sentencing Dallas plastic surgeon's office mgr sentenced to 37 months for embezzling $600,000 from employer
JUN 1, 2006 U.S. Secret Service Agents Arrest Numerous in Counterfeiting Sweep Indictments  
MAY 2006      
MAY 31, 2006 LOONEY, David Neal Guilty Plea former Mansfield, Tx police office pleads guilty to child porn charge
MAY 23, 2006 FISK, Barbara Antonie Sentencing Dallas woman sentenced to 46 months for insurance fraud scam
MAY 19, 2006 McCLAIN, Kenneth Reven Conviction jury convicts Dallas man in FEMA fraud scheme - defendant recruited homeless people in Dallas to assist in scheme
MAY 19, 2006 LOONEY, Donald Steven and LOONEY, Mary Beth Sentencing husband and wife each sentenced to more than 45 years on drug and firearms convictions
MAY 19, 2006 FORT WORTH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FBI MAKE ARRESTS IN JOINT OPERATION -- 18 GANG MEMBERS ARRESTED Arrests  
MAY 11, 2006 TURNER, Alice Fay and LINCOLN, Malcolm G. Sentencing pair who operated work at home scheme sentenced to lengthy prison terms
MAY 10, 2006 ANTOON, Patrick; OGBA, Ignatius Chuka ("Chuck"); and OGBA, Ifeanyi ("Iffy'") Boniface Sentencing physician and medical equipment supply business owners receive severe prison sentences for role in health care fraud scheme
MAY 10, 2006 $3.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH CITY OF DALLAS REQUIRES INCREASED CITY EFFORT TO KEEP STORMWATER SEWERS CLEAN    
MAY 3, 2006 BRYANT, Alfred William Conviction Wichita Falls man convicted on drug and firearms charges
MAY 2, 2006 PSN CONFERENCE    
MAY 2, 2006 JORDAN, Benita A. Sentencing local woman sentenced to 42 months on identity theft conviction
MAY 1, 2006 HOOKER, Jeffrey Wayne Sentencing former Strube Packing Company (SPC) employee sentenced to 40 months on conspiracy conviction - defrauded SPC of more than $1 million
APR 2006      
APR 28, 2006 TOOMEY, Michael D. Sentencing Lubbock man sentenced to 30 years imprisonment on child porn conviction
APR 27, 2006 IKECHUKWU, Awunor Jackson Arrest/
Complaint
Dallas man arrested on mail theft charge
APR 27, 2006 JOHNSON, David Aaron Guilty Plea another serial bank robber admits guilt - robbed Plains Bell Federal Credit Union in Lubbock
APR 27, 2006 NELSON, Jonathan D. Guilty Plea former CEO of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. Admits to Embezzling more than $77 million from employer
APR 26, 2006 PARIS, Cory I. Sentencing Dallas man who ran scheme to sell stolen good on eBay sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison
APR 24, 2006 SIMMONS, Keary Dewayne and MCDONALD, Brent Cannon Sentencing men who burglarized a Grapevine, Texas, business and stole firearms sentenced to substantial prison terms
APR 20, 2006 URSO, Joseph Charles Sentencing former postal employee sentenced to 30 months - admitted stealing more than $580,000 in postal funds
APR 20, 2006 EKANEM, Bassey Jackson "BJ" Conviction federal jury convicts medical equipment supplier on health care fraud charges
APR 19, 2006 PHIPPS, James Ray Indictment/
Arrest
Ponzi Scheme Operator Faces Federal Charges - Ran "Life Without Debt" Ponzi Scheme from office in Colleyville, TX - arrested in Anniston, AL
APR 13, 2006 GRISSOM, Jeffrey Glen Indictment Olton, Texas, man charged in robbery of Olton Post Office
APR 13, 2006 EDWARDS, Erica Nicole Guilty Plea woman admits robbing Plains Bell Federal Credit Union in Lubbock
APR 12, 2006 COURTNEY, Matthew; DANIEL, Cory D.; THOMPSON, Aaron; WOMACK, Jeremy Lynn; and CLARK, John Arthur Indictments Project Safe Neighborhood Targets Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
APR 7, 2006 GROPP, George W. Sentencing Duncanville, Texas, Citizens' Police Academy Graduate sentenced to more than 12 years on child porn conviction
APR 7, 2006 RIECKE, II, Melvin Eugene Indictment businessman faces federal charges in asbestos disposal case
APR 7, 2006 GILMORE, Vernon Ray Sentencing Lubbock, Texas, man sentenced to more than 132 years on carjacking and firearms charges - part of Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative
APR 7, 2006 TAMAYO, Alejandro, et al. Superseding
Indictments
local methamphetamine ring leader charged with aggravated assault on a federal officer - federal indictments charge 13 defendants with drug conspiracy, distribution and firearms charges --- all face up to life imprisonment without parole
APR 7, 2006 HERNANDEZ, Rojelio et al. Sentencings former Texas Tech University students sentenced in financial aid fraud scheme
APR 6, 2006 KING, John Sebastian Indictment IRS employee arrested on federal charges
MAR 2006      
MAR 31, 2006 ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO R. GONZALES ANNOUNCES SIX-SITES FOR COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-GANG UNIT ---- DFW METROPLEX TO RECEIVE $2.5 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDS FOR NEW INITIATIVES    
MAR 31, 2006 MOORE, William Jesse and MOORE, Bobby Elbridge and MOORE FARMS SETTLEMENT
PAYMENT
Moore Farms Pays $900,000 to U.S. in civil settlement
MAR 27, 2006 LOFTIS, Todd Brian Sentencing former president of Tools and Metals Inc. (TMI) sentenced to 87 months imprisonment and $20 million fine
MAR 27, 2006 SPICER, Andrew Paul Sentencing former Texas A&M professor sentenced to 46 months - traveling w/intent to engage in sexual conduct with minor
MAR 24, 2006 GREENLEE, Paul Gillespie Sentencing former owner of local pathology lab / professor sentenced to 63 months imprisonment for child porn conviction
MAR 24, 2006 LONG, Shannon Ray Sentencing Wichita Falls, Texas area man sentenced to 30 years - manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine
MAR 23, 2006 MILLER, Stephen P. Indictment former Amarillo resident charged with tax evasion
MAR 22, 2006 PEACOCK, James Edward; JOHNSON, David Aaron; HORTON, James Glen and WOZENCRAFT, Ivin Darrell SS Indictment Another member of bank robbery gang indicted
MAR 21, 2006 ROJAS-VASQUEZ, Alvaro and SOLIS, Carlos Sentencing heroin distributor sentenced to more than 12 years
MAR 16, 2006 SHEFFIELD, Debra Lynn Guilty Plea postal worker pleads guilty to stealing mail and making false statements to obtain workers' comp benefits
MAR 13, 2006 GARTMAN, Clarence Thomas "Tom" and McDowell, Brent Alan Conviction federal jury convicts two men in obscenity trial - defendants sold rape/torture videos on Internet
MAR 10, 2006 ACOSTA, Felipe, a/k/a "Pepe," FLORES, Guillermo, a/k/a "Willy" and GANDARA, Gonzalo, a/ka/a "G-G" Indictment three indicted on carjacking and firearms charges - all face life imprisonment - one victim is a Hurricane Katrina evacuee from New Orleans
MAR 9, 2006 HALL, Lakietha Fugitive
Apprehended
fugitive apprehended in FEMA fraud case
MAR 9, 2006 HADEN, Kodjovi "Marshall" Sentencing Dallas man sentenced to 11 years on counterfeiting and identity theft conviction
MAR 8, 2006 HALL, Lakietha et al. Superseding
Indictment
5 more indicted in FEMA Fraud Scheme - Ringleader is fugitive - USPIS requests public's help in locating
MAR 6, 2006 WRIGHT, Cynthia Sentencing former government employees union president and employee at FMC, Bureau of Prisons, Fort Worth, sentenced to 24 months
MAR 3, 2006 MALCOLM, Mi Na, a/k/a "Sora" Guilty Plea Local woman pleads guilty to federal charges of harboring Korean women to work in her sexually oriented businesses
MAR 2, 2006 WEDELSTEDT, Edward J. and BOTEN, Arthur Sentencing National Operator of Sexually Oriented Business Sentenced on Federal Obscenity and Tax Charges
FEB 2006      
FEB 28, 2006 TISCHENDORF, Courtney M. Sentencing former bank employee sentenced to 33 months in federal prison - embezzled $484,500 from Wells Fargo Bank
FEB 28, 2006 TRAN, Trinh Sentencing dentist's wife sentenced to 15 months imprisonment ---taking thousands of dollars from husband's dental practice and structuring transactions
FEB 24, 2006 GUERRO-SANCHEZ, Adrian and GARCIA-SANTIAGO, Fernando Indictment two face federal charges in fraudulent document ring operating in Dallas
FEB 23, 2006 LOCAL CRACK ORGANIZATION SHATTERED Indictment Numerous Arrests Made Throughout Lubbock Area
FEB 22, 2006 BURTON, Paul Mark Guilty Plea Lubbock, Texas man pleads guilty to child porn charge
FEB 16, 2006 TAMAYO, Alejandro, et al. and COBOS, Wally Lupe, et al. Indictment arrests made in local methamphetamine ring - defendants face up to life imprisonment
FEB 15, 2006 PEACOCK, James Edward; JOHNSON, David Aaron; HORTON, James Glen; EDWARDS, Erica Nicole Indictment serial bank robbers indicted
FEB 10, 2006 JONES, Melvin Lashawn; WASHINGTON, Erica Deniece; and PERKINS, Jenifer Schmile Sentencing identity thieves sentenced - credit and debit cards stolen from gas station in Forest Hill, Texas
FEB 10, 2006 MATA,, Roy Sentencing methamphetamine ring leader sentenced to life imprisonment
FEB 9, 2006 PEACOCK, James Edward; JOHNSON, David Aaron; HORTON, James Glen Complaint/
Arrests
Amarillo, Texas men charged/arrested in Plains Bell Federal Credit Union robbery
FEB 9, 2006 KENNIMER, David Leroy Guilty Plea Lubbock, Texas man pleads guilty to child porn charge - took sexually explicit photos of elementary school girl
FEB 6, 2006 TOOMEY, Michael D. Guilty Plea Lubbock County resident pleads guilty to federal child porn charge
FEB 3, 2006 DOWNS, John Wentzell Indictment local man charged with fraud and false statements regarding aircraft parts - owned Millennium Propeller Systems in Lancaster, Texas
FEB 1, 2006 BURGESS, Charles Cooper Guilty Pleas Dallas businessman pleads guilty to mail fraud and bank fraud charges in two separate indictments
JAN 2006      
JAN 31, 2006 MCBIRNEY III, Edwin T. Conviction Former Savings and Loan CEO Convicted on all 27 counts of indictment
JAN 26, 2006 ORCUTT, Mauricio Aguirre Sentencing Con man sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison - created false identities and told elaborate lies to swindle elaborate fountain pens
JAN 25, 2006 ELASHI, Hazim and ELASHI, Ihsan "Sammy" Sentencing Elashi brothers sentenced - operated Infocom Corporation
JAN 24, 2006 NEWSOM, Bryan; GARRET, Brett; and HARDIN, James Arrest/
Complaint
Three Weatherford, Texas Men Face Federal Charges in Theft of Dynamite from Plant in Parker County
JAN 20, 2006 URDIALES, Mary Ann Sentencing former auto dealership employee sentenced to 5 years - defrauded Frank Brown Auto and Truck Ranch in Lubbock of $683,696.72
JAN 20, 2006 PHILLIPS, Phillip D. Indictment Amarillo, Texas, businessman charged in 30-count indictment - operated fraudulent investment company
JAN 19, 2006 RODRIGUEZ-FLORES, Guillermo Sentencing Kidnapper sentenced to 9 years
JAN 19, 2006 GILMORE, Vernon Ray Guilty Plea Lubbock man pleads guilty to car jacking and firearms charges - faces life imprisonment
JAN 19, 2006 AZZOPARDI, Carmel, a/k/a Charlie Azzopardi Indictment Wildlife refuge owner charged with federal wildlife offenses related to selling endangered species
JAN 17, 2006 HALL, Lakietha; HALL, Emma; JONES, Glen; GREEN, Carolyn Evans and GREEN, Carl Indictment Five charged in federal indictment for role in FEMA fraud scheme - ringleader allegedly received $65,000 in hurricane disaster benefits
JAN 13, 2006 GRIFFIN, C.W., Jr. Sentencing Dallas man sentenced to 57 months for running counterfeit check scheme
JAN 13, 2006 HINES, Brian Oneal and HINES, Charmaine Denise Guilty Plea Red Cross volunteer and his sister charged with stealing and using more than 100 Red Cross Debit Cards intended for hurricane victims plead guilty
JAN 12, 2006 MYERS, Phil Loren Indictment Granbury, Texas, man arrested on charges in federal indictment for failing to file federal tax return on income of more than $320,000
JAN 12, 2006 STANLEY, JR, Gary Dale and MENOUGH, Margaret Indictment Mother and Son charged with carjacking conspiracy and tampering with victims
JAN 11, 2006 VIDAL, Esmeralda, a/k/a Esmeralda Cavello, Maria Guadalupe Luna, Lupe Luna and Lupe; YOUNG, Emily; RODRIGUEZ, Jackie Cavello; and GONZALES, Robertine Sentencing Four Dallas area residents sentenced for role in fraudulent identification document scheme
JAN 10, 2006 CHILDERS, Parker Hampton Sentencing Dallas man sentenced to 87 months - child porn conviction
JAN 6, 2006 MORROW, Randall B. Sentencing Lubbock man sentenced to 10 years - $100,000 fine and $4.7 million restitution -
JAN 6, 2006 COLE, Ricky Lynn Sentencing Lubbock man sentenced to 30 years in child porn case