Arrests Made in “Operation Broken Bonds,” an Investigation into Violent Crime, Drug Trafficking, and Gun Trafficking in the Central Valley Committed by Gang Members and Associates
FRESNO, Calif. — Carlos Perez, 46, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to assaulting a federal contractor, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, on June 21, 2021, Perez attempted to bypass security at the Robert E. Coyle Fresno Federal Courthouse. When a court security officer attempted to stop him, Perez swung his arm at the officer, striking the officer in the face.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Protective Services, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin J. Gilio is prosecuting the case.
Perez is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, by U.S. District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. Perez faces a maximum statutory penalty of one year in prison. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.