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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shreveport resident pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated for the fifth time

SHREVEPORT, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Shreveport man pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated on Barksdale Air Force Base.

 

Jesus J. Maldonado, 30, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of driving while intoxicated, fifth offense. According to the guilty plea, a Barksdale security officer pulled over Maldonado’s vehicle on April 13, 2017 after it was seen driving erratically and bearing signs of being in a wreck. He was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also found to have been convicted on four previous occasions of driving while under the influence on October 20, 2007 in Bossier City, La.; on June 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, Calif.; on March 8, 2013 in Shreveport; and on May 16, 2013 in Shreveport.

 

Maldonado faces up to 30 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The court set a sentencing date of November 3, 2017.

 

The FBI and U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tennille M. Gilreath and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Col. John Odom, U.S. Air Force-retired, are prosecuting the case.

Updated July 25, 2017