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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 3, 2017

Shreveport resident to serve 24 months in prison for driving while intoxicated for the fifth time

SHREVEPORT, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison with eight years suspended for driving while intoxicated on Barksdale Air Force Base.

 

Jesus J. Maldonado, 30, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of driving while intoxicated, fifth offense. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. According to the July 25, 2017 guilty plea, a Barksdale security officer pulled over Maldonado’s vehicle on April 13, 2017 after it was seen driving erratically and showing 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.

 

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 John Odom prosecuted the case.

Updated November 3, 2017