USAO NDTX Weekly Roundup -- 9/27/18
INDICTMENT* – James Maraia, 70
On Sept. 25, a federal grand jury indicted James Lawrence Maraia of Cedar Hill on child pornography charges. He allegedly used a peer-to-peer computer program to share and collect child pornography over a five year period. If convicted, Mr. Maraia faces up to 20 years for each count. The FBI investigated.
INDICTMENT* - Larry Rider & Kevin Harris
On September 25, in two seperate cases, a federal jury indicted Larry Rider and Kevin Harris, both Dallas residents, for felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted, both men face up to 10 years in federal prison. The Dallas Police Department and FBI investigated the case.
INDICTMENT* – David Stallworth, 36
On Sept. 26, a federal grand jury indicted Aaron David Stallworth, aka “Ace,” for attempted carjacking. He allegedly used violence and intimidation to steal a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. If convicted, Mr. Stallworth faces up to 45 years in federal prison. This case was brought as part of the U.S. Attorney’s Project Safe Neighborhood initiative, which brings together federal and local law enforcement to target the community’s most pressing crime problems. The Texas Rangers investigated.
INDICTMENT* – Jesus Gonzales, 18
On Sept. 26, a federal grand jury indicted Jesus Antonio Gonzalez of Irving on drug trafficking and firearms charges. On August 20, Mr. Gonzales -- who was allegedly dealing cocaine and marijuana out of a Park Square apartment -- fired an AR-15 during his trafficking. Four days later, he was discovered carrying an AK-47 while engaged in drug trafficking. If convicted, Mr. Gonzalez faces up to life in federal prison. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the Irving Police Department investigated the case.
PLEA – Madison Brekke, 21
On Sept. 27, Madison Elizabeth Brekke of Coppell plead guilty to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance. An admitted addict, Ms. Brekke confirms that in early August, she was using heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. At that time, she admitted, she possessed a Sig Sauer SP2022 handgun. She now faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the Coppell Police Department investigated.
PLEA – Kenntorro Armstrong, 24
On Sept. 27, Kenntorro Armstrong of Fort Worth pleaded guilty to delay or destruction of mail. Armstrong admits that while a postal employee, he detained a first-class envelope addressed to a customer in Fort Worth. He now faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The USPS - Office of Inspector General investigated.
* An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.