NDTX Roundup: June 21-28
GUILTY PLEA – TRAVON WILSON
On June 23, Travon Wilson, 32, pled guilty to transportation of stolen money, securities, and goods in interstate commerce. Wilson and his co-conspirators travelled around the United States to commit burglaries of cash safes. The group target grocery stores, check-cashing locations, and businesses with a significant amount of cash on hand. In sum, Wilson and his c0-conspiratiors caused losses greater than $550,000. Wilson faces up to 10 years in federal custody for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Raybould.
GUILTY PLEA – CLEMENTE CASTILLO ZAMUDIO
On June 23, Clemente Castillo Zamudio, 28, pled guilty to possession of firearm by an illegal alien. Zamudio was driving alone and pulled over by police. Inside his truck officers located a .45 caliber pistol. At the time of the traffick stop, Zamudio was an illegal alien in the United States under a valid removal order. Zamudio faces up to 10 years in federal custody for his crimes. This case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Walt Junker.
GUILTY PLEA – ANTONIO JAVON LANG
On June 25, Antonio Javon Lang, 38, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. Lang was stopped by Desoto, Texas Police Department for speeding. During the traffic stop, Lang could not produce his driver’s license. Officers conducted a search of Lang where they found approximately $9,000 on his person and $48,000 in a bag located in his vehicle. Additionally, officers recovered a .45 caliber handgun, marijuana, and oxycodone pills. Lang faces up to 10 years in federal custody for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy.
GUILTY PLEA – GUILLERMO O’BRIEN
On June 25, Guillermo O’Brien, 19, pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. At a Dallas, Texas gas station, O’Brien took delivery of 20 kilograms of cocaine. After O’Brien left the gas station a Dallas County Sheriff deputy initiated a traffic stop. Once the deputy had O’Brien pulled over, he fled the scene at a high speed striking a law enforcement vehicle. Deputies counted to pursue O’Brien until he exited the vehicle and ran on foot into a wooded area until his surrender to law enforcement. O’Brien faces up 40 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Jones.
SENTENCING – DAMORION DENTE ROBERTSON
On June 25, Damorion Dente Robertson, 36, was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Robertson did knowingly possess a stolen firearm following a conviction of a felony offense. Additionally, Robertson admits he unlawfully possessed marijuana. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and Dallas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Boyle is prosecuting this case.
SENTENCING – JOSE SANCHEZ
On June 25, Jose Sanchez, 36, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for money laundering charges related to the possession and distribution of cocaine. Sanchez conspired with others to distribute 14 kilograms of cocaine that was sent from Mexico to Dallas, TX and valued at $378,000. Sanchez admitted to collecting drug proceeds and then sending it back to Mexico. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Dallas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys George Leal and Phelesa Guy are prosecuting this case.