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Thursday, December 10, 2020

NDTX Round-Up: December 4-10

GUILTY PLEA – VANCY BRIDGES
On December 4, Vancy Bridges, 76, plead guilty to misprision of a felony. Bridges worked as a doctor and supervised nurse practitioners for in-home patients. Bridges was unaware that that a co-worker had been previously convicted of healthcare-related fraud and had no medical training.  In July 2016, Bridges observed a patient list for patients and visits that he did not perform. Bridges questioned why these patients were listed as attributed to himself.  Bridges did not report the fraudulent activity to a law enforcement authority after he became aware of it. He admitted to knowing that the conduct was illegal and that another individual used his unauthorized signature to bill Medicare. Vancy faces up to 3 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services OIG and the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John De La Garza is prosecuting this case.

SENTENCING – LARRY DONELL BOOKER 
On December 7, Larry Donell Booker, 61, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Hydrocodone. Booker met a confidential government source to arrange a transaction of Hydrocodone. Two days later, Booker sold the government source 1,000 pills of suspected Hydrocodone in exchange for U.S. currency. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Myria Boehm is prosecuted this case.

GUILY PLEA – KEVIN RAY STANDFIELD
On December 8, Kevin Ray Standfield, 36, plead guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Dallas Police Officers observed Standfield at a drug house conducting what officers believed were drug transactions. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence. While executing the search warrant, officers found Standfield in the residence running down the hallway into the bathroom with a firearm and suspected cocaine in his hands. Officers recovered powered cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, assorted pills, and a firearm at the residence. Standfield faces up to life in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Dallas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Boyle is prosecuting this case.

SENTENCING – ROBERT ELMER KERR
On December 10, Robert Elmer Kerr, 50, was sentenced to 150 months for receipt of child pornography.  Kerr admitted to downloading and possessing thousands of files of child pornography on his laptop. Law enforcement conducted a forensic analysis of Kerr’s laptop and external hard drive and discovered 24,000 images and 1,000 videos depicting sexually explicit conduct and the lewd and lascivious exhibition of minors.  This case was investigated by the FBI and the Irving Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks is prosecuted this case.

SENTENCING – MARIO ISABEL CARILLO PERALES
On December 1, Mario Isabel Carillo Perales, 37, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. Undercover agents contacted a Mexico based methamphetamine drug dealer who agreed to sell one kilogram of methamphetamine. Perales delivered one kilogram of methamphetamine to undercover agents in exchange for U.S. currency.  Perales admitted that the methamphetamine he sold originated from Mexico. He also indicated that he distributed 3.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in Dallas and one kilogram in Oklahoma. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kull prosecuted this case.

SENTENCING – CHRISTOPHER DEON HORTON
On December 3, Christopher Deon Horton, 35, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. In September 2019, Horton possessed approximately 100 grams of cocaine which he intended to distribute.  This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ennis Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy prosecuted this case.

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Todd Martin Public Affairs 214-659-8691 todd.martin3@usdoj.gov
Updated December 10, 2020