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Repeat offender sent to prison again

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 37-year-old member of the Texas Syndicate prison gang has been ordered to federal prison for possessing firearms as a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

John Henry Jimenez aka Joker, Corpus Christi, pleaded guilty Sept. 28, 2022.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered Jimenez to serve 40 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.

At the hearing, Judge Ramos heard evidence of his extensive criminal history involving narcotics, firearms, burglary and assaults. She also heard evidence that Jimenez is an active member in the Texas Syndicate Prison Gang.

On March 2, 2022, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Jimenez was driving, at which time they found a handgun with an obliterated serial number under his seat.

A traffic stop two months later led to his arrest again. While officers were taking him into custody, they discovered a handgun in his waistband. 

Jimenez had been on supervised release since 2020 after serving a 77-month-term for being a felon in possession of a firearm. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition per federal law.

Jimenez has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Gang Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara J. De Pena prosecuted the case.

Updated January 10, 2023

Firearms Offenses