News and Press Releases

October 2013 Press Releases

Oct. 31, 2013 - Deming et al
25 Sentenced in Operation Prison Cell

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – 14 former Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) correction officers and 11 others have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions related to a large-scale racketeering case involving the McConnell Unit in Beeville read more


Oct. 30, 2013 - Hernandez
Local Man Gets 20 Years for Producing Child Pornography

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Charlie Hernandez, 36, of Corpus Christi, has been ordered to serve 240 months in federal prison following his conviction of sexual exploitation of a child read more


Oct. 29, 2013 - Rodriguez-Ortega
Mexican Truck Driver Sentenced to 120 Months for Drug Trafficking with Wooden-Hampers

LAREDO, Texas – Mexican national Moises Rodriguez-Ortega, 36, has been ordered to federal prison for 10 years for possessing with intent to distribute almost 10 kilograms of methamphetamine read more


Oct. 28, 2013 - Aguilar
Cartel Money Laundering Cell Arrested

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Law enforcement officials have arrested a total of nine individuals alleging they violated the laws of the United States by moving money undetected through the United States banking system from Florida to Texas into Mexico read more


Oct. 25, 2013 - Chao-Martinez et al
Leader and Others Ordered to Federal Prison in Alien Smuggling Conspiracy

HOUSTON - Francisco Chao-Martinez, 31, and five others have been ordered to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to transport or harbor aliens illegally present in the country read more


Oct. 24, 2013 - Aleman
Former Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing from Bank

McALLEN, Texas – Armando Ruben Aleman, 28, of Weslaco, has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of one count of embezzlement read more


Oct. 24, 2013 - McGowen et al
Eight Head to Federal Prison for Violent Robberies of Area Banks

HOUSTON – Eight men have been ordered to prison on charges related to the armed bank robberies of several area financial institutions, including one involving the shooting of an off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) sergeant read more


Oct. 23, 2013 - Silva and Carillo
Former Sheriff’s Deputies Head to Federal Prison

McALLEN, Texas – Two former deputy sheriffs from Duval County have been sentenced to prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine read more


Oct. 23, 2013 - Gonzalez and Escamilla
McAllen Area Ambulance Company Owner and Former Biller Indicted on Multiple Health Care Crimes

McALLEN, Texas ‐ Frank Gonzalez, 30, and Graciela Escamilla, 51, both of Mission, have been charged in a federal indictment for their alleged roles in a scheme to defraud Medicare and Texas Medicaid through fraudulent billings read more


Oct. 22, 2013 - Chambers and Ceja
Two Army National Guard Soldiers Plead Guilty to Schemes to Defraud U.S. Army National Guard Bureau

To Date, 16 Individuals Have Pleaded Guilty in Ongoing Corruption Investigation

HOUSTON – Two current U.S. Army National Guard soldiers have pleaded guilty for their role in bribery and fraud schemes that caused a total of at least $70,000 in losses to the U.S. Army National Guard Bureau read more


Oct. 22, 2013 - LeBlanc
Huntsville Resident Convicted of Distributing Child Pornography

HOUSTON – Reed C. LeBlanc, 20, a former resident of Huntsville, has entered a plea of guilty to distribution of child pornography read more


Oct. 21, 2013 - Cortinas and Stokes
Two Local Men Convicted of Production of Child Pornography

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Carlos Cortinas, 40, and Mark Anthony Stokes, 35, of Three Rivers, have entered pleas of guilty to sexual exploitation of a child read more


Oct. 21, 2013 - Perez-Aleman
Felon in Possession of Firearm Gets More Than Eight Years in Prison

McALLEN, Texas – Four-time convicted felon Aurelio Perez-Aleman, of Roma, has been ordered to prison for possessing a firearm read more


Oct. 21, 2013 - Gibson
Sugar Land Physician Sentenced to Federal Prison for Diagnostic Testing Scam

HOUSTON – Donald Gibson II, 57, of Sugar Land, is headed to prison following his conviction of conspiracy to commit health care fraud relating to medically unnecessary diagnostic testing and physical therapy read more


 

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