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October 2010 Press Releases

Oct. 28, 2010 - Marsh
AREA MAN CONVICTED OF POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – Donald Earl Marsh,  61, of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been convicted of possessing child pornography after pleading guilty this afternoon before Senior United States District Judge Hayden Head (Read more)


Oct. 27, 2010 - Hernandez-Hernandez
OPERATOR OF ALIEN STASH HOUSES SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ROLE IN DEADLY SMUGGLING VENTURE

(McALLEN, Texas) - Jorge Hernandez-Hernandez, 38, a Mexican national illegally in the United States, has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to transport illegal aliens that resulted in the death of nine (Read more)


Oct. 27, 2010 - Hall
ALLEGED ESCAPEE CHARGED WITH TWO BANK ROBBERIES

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – A local man, under federal indictment for escape from a federal halfway house, has been indicted on additional charges of robbing two banks (Read more)


Oct. 27, 2010 - Davenport
ODEM RESIDENT CHARGED WITH POSSESSING TWO DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – Jeremy Davenport, 35, of Odem, Texas, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of possessing unregistered destructive devices (Read more)


Oct. 27, 2010 - Frias
65-YEAR-OLD MEXICAN CITIZEN CONVICTED FOR TRANSPORTING APPROXIMATELY 110 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA

(LAREDO, Texas) – Blas Alvarado Frias, a 65-year-old Mexican citizen, has been found guilty for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute an excess of 50 kilograms of marijuana and importation of marijuana in excess of 50 kilograms (Read more)


Oct. 27, 2010 - Gladney
HOUSTON MAN INDICTED FOR PRODUCING, ADVERTISING, DISTRIBUTING AND POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

(HOUSTON) - A federal grand jury has indicted Edward Jorodge Gladney, 26, on four counts of producing child pornography and one count each of distributing, advertising and possessing child pornography (Read more)


Oct. 27, 2010 - Revis
MARKETER INDICTED FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD

(HOUSTON) – A 9-count sealed indictment charging Birdie Leroy Revis, aka Leroy Revis, with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud has been unsealed (Read more)


Oct. 26, 2010 - Ellington
HARRIS COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF INDICTED ON BRIBERY CHARGES

(HOUSTON) – A sealed indictment charging a Harris County Deputy Sheriff for allegedly accepting bribes to access confidential law enforcement databases and provide protection for a purported ecstasy dealer has been unsealed (Read more)


Oct. 26, 2010 - Figueroa
ANGLETON RESIDENT INDICTED FOR DISTRIBUTING AND POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

(HOUSTON) – A 51-year-old Angleton resident has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography (Read more)


Oct. 26, 2010 - Johnson
MICHIGAN MAN INDICTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER AFTER MOVING TO TEXAS

(HOUSTON) – A Michigan man required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) has been indicted in this district for failing to register after moving to Texas (Read more)


Oct. 25, 2010 - Limbrick
HOUSTON MAN CHARGED IN FRAUD RELATED TO HURRICANE RITA

Indictment brings to 109 the total number of persons charged in the SDTX with defrauding the government through hurricane disaster relief programs

(HOUSTON) – Richard Limbrick has been indicted for wire fraud and making false statements in connection with his claim for disaster relief following Hurricane Rita (Read more)


Oct. 22, 2010 - Linares-Soberanis
HOUSTON SALVAGE YARD OWNER CONVICTED OF HEROIN TRAFFICKING CHARGES

(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) - A federal jury has convicted a Houston salvage yard owner of importation and distribution of more than 17 kilograms of heroin (Read more)


Oct. 22, 2010 - Silva et al
LAST TWO OF GROUP CONVICTED OF USING US MAIL TO SHIP MARIJUANA SENTENCED TO PRISON

(McALLEN, Texas) – The last two of six men convicted of using the U.S. Postal Service as their personal marijuana shipper have been sentenced to federal prison (Read more)


Oct. 22, 2010 - Olivo
BAR OWNERS PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY TO HARBOR ALIENS

(McALLEN, Texas) - Tereso Murrillo Olivo, 54, and Nancy Olivo, 43, of Mission, Texas, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to harbor aliens (Read more)


Oct. 22, 2010 - Mirza
PAKISTANI STUDENT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR CONSPIRING TO SUPPORT THE TALIBAN AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

(HOUSTON) – A Pakistani national who entered the United States on a student visa has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole for unlawfully possessing firearms and conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban (Read more)


Oct. 21, 2010 - Alvarado-Casas
LEADER OF ALIEN SMUGGLING EFFORT THAT LEFT 18 INJURED SENTENCED TO PRISON

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) - The leader of an alien smuggling organization convicted of conspiring to transport illegal aliens arising from a 2009 single vehicle accident in Jim Wells County which resulted in injuries to 18 has been sentenced to prison (Read more)


Oct. 20, 2010 - Richardson
JURY CONVICTS FAKE LAWYER OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE AND LYING TO THE COURT

(LAREDO, Texas) – A 28-year-old Dallas area resident who falsely represented himself to the U.S. District Court in Laredo to be a lawyer licensed to practice law has been convicted by a federal jury of two counts of obstructing the due administration of justice and filing a motion with the court containing false representations (Read more)


Oct. 19, 2010 - Cantu
FORMER HIDALGO COUNTY DETENTION OFFICER SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR RECEIVING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

(MCALLEN, Texas) – Francisco Cantu, a former Hidalgo County Detention Officer, has been sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and must register as a sex offender for receiving child pornography (Read more)


Oct. 18, 2010 - Allen
SUGARLAND MAN SENTENCED FOR DISTRIBUTING ECSTASY

(HOUSTON) - Jeffrey Allen, 26, of Sugar Land, Texas, has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to possess and distribute ecstasy (Read more)


Oct. 15, 2010 - Hunick
HOUSTON AREA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

(HOUSTON) – A 51-year-old Houston resident has pleaded guilty to possessing thousands of images of child pornography (Read more)


Oct. 15, 2010 - Lara
MISSION MAN SENTENCED FOR HOSTAGE TAKING OF LOCAL BUSINESSMAN

(MCALLEN, Texas) – Domingo Lara III, 28, of Mission, Texas, has been sentenced to 235 months in federal prison for taking a McAllen businessman hostage (Read more)


Oct. 14, 2010 - Mehmood
PAKISTANI NATIONAL CONVICTED OF VISA AND NATURALIZATION FRAUD

(HOUSTON) – Following a bench trial, United States District Court Judge Vanessa Gilmore found Raja Anees Mehmood Khan, 41, guilty of visa fraud and naturalization fraud (Read more)


Oct. 14, 2010 - Lovelady DANCE INSTRUCTOR SENT TO PRISON FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

(HOUSTON) – A Houston area dance instructor has been sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole and ordered to register as a sex offender for possessing child pornography (Read more)


Oct. 13, 2010 - Waddell
SECRET SERVICE MOST WANTED FUGITIVE CAPTURED IN HOUSTON

(HOUSTON) – Edward Lee Waddell, wanted for wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, has been arrested by the United States Secret Service (USSS) (Read more)


Oct. 12, 2010 - Dossey
ARCHITECT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

(HOUSTON) - John Robert Dossey, 62, a Houston area architect, was sentenced to prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for possessing child pornography (Read more)


Oct. 6, 2010 - Kelly
BRAZORIA COUNTY WOMAN INDICTED FOR DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

(HOUSTON) – In a first for the Southern District of Texas, a woman has been indicted for distribution and possession of child pornography (Read more)


Oct. 6, 2010 - DeArza and Gutierrez
DPS TROOPER AND DPS CLERK CONVICTED OF SELLING DRIVER’S LICENSES

(HOUSTON) -- Two now former DPS employees have entered pleas of guilty to selling driver’s license documents to unqualified applications (Read more)


Oct. 5, 2010 - DeLeon
WESLACO NURSE CONVICTED IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD CASE

(McALLEN, Texas) - Veronica DeLeon, of Weslaco, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements relating to health care matters at a hearing in federal court this morning before Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa (Read more)


Oct. 4, 2010 - Sanchez
LAREDO MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR CONSPIRING TO SMUGGLE $1.5 MILLION IN DRUG PROCEEDS INTO MEXICO

(LAREDO, Texas) –  A 23-year-old Laredo man will be spending more than seven years in federal prison without parole for conspiring to smuggle more than $1.5 million in drug proceeds into the United States (Read more)


 

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