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GUILTY PLEA – DALTON HARRIS
On June 16, Dalton Harris, 21, pled guilty to making a false statement to a firearms dealer. Harris visited a local firearms deal to purchase a Ruger AR-556 rifle. To purchase the rifle, Harris made fictitious statements intended to deceive the firearms dealer into believing that he was the actual transferee or buyer of the firearm. Harris faces up to 57 months in federal custody for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah Ricketts.
GUILTY PLEA – JESSE KLU
On June 16, Jesse Klu, 33, pled guilty to possession with intent to use unlawfully five or more false identification documents. During a search warrant executed at Klu’s residence, agents discovered multiple passports and driver’s licenses all displaying Klu’s photograph, each counterfeit and not lawfully issued by the purported government entity. Klu admits to using the counterfeit identification to establish accounts at United States financial institutions. He faces up to 5 years in federal custody for his crimes. This case was investigated by Diplomatic Security Services and Department of Homeland Security and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Martin.
GUILTY PLEA – MONEE WILLIAMS
On June 18, Monee Williams, 34, pled guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen money, securities, and goods in interstate commerce. Williams worked at a national alarm company where she had access to the alarm codes of customers. Williams unlawfully provided the alarm codes of small businesses her co-conspirators in exchange for money. Her co-conspirators used the alarm codes to break into the businesses to steal cash and other items of value. The losses caused by the burglaries was valued at more than $550,000. Williams faces up to 5 years in federal custody for her crimes. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Raybould.
GUILTY PLEA – GEOVANNI AARON LUNA
On June 18, Geovanni Aaron Luna, 22, pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm silencer. Luna was pulled over in Garland, Texas for a traffic offense. During the traffic stop, troopers uncovered a homemade silencer created from a modified fuel filter with an aluminum tube and threaded adapter to fit his .22 caliber pistol. Luna admitted that the silencer was not registered to in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Luna faces up to 10 years in federal custody for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Texas Department of Public Safety and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Abe McGlothin.
GUILTY PLEA – TIFFANY LANE
On June 18, Tiffany Lane, 44, pled guilty to destruction of mail. While an employee of the United States Postal Services, Lane began stealing mail by targeting credit cards from customers on the routes she worked. Lane admitted to providing the credit cards to another unauthorized individual after stealing them from her mail route. Lane faces up to 5 years in federal custody for her crimes. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Bray.