NDTX Round-Up: October 23-29
SENTENCING – JOSHUSA DANIEL ZIVILI
On October 27, Joshua Daniel Zivili, 40, was sentenced to 235 months for interference with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Zivili admitted to robbing eight retail or restaurants establishments in the Dallas area. Following a robbery of a fast-food restaurant, Zivili fled the scene in a vehicle engaging in a high-speed police chase. During the chase, the vehicle crashed, and law enforcement recovered the cash stolen from the restaurant and the firearm used to commit the robbery. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dallas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay prosecuted this case.
SENTENCING – MICHAEL ASAGBA
On October 27, Michael Asagba, 22, was sentenced to 176 months in federal prison for three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Over the course of four days in February 2018, Asagba robbed three convenience stores in located Mesquite. During the commission of the robberies, he carried a Ruger 9 mm firearm. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane Read prosecuted this case.
GUILTY PLEA – TRIVIKRAM REDDY
On October 27, Trivikram Reddy, 38, plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Reddy, a licensed nurse practitioner, devised a scheme to defraud Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Humana, and Cigna. He made false billings using the provider numbers of six doctors. All the claims were false and at no time did the six doctors provide billable services to any of Reddy’s clinics. Reddy faces up to 20 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Health and Human Services-Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Strittmatter Max is prosecuting this case.