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Austin Man Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay More Than $870,000 in Restitution

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

In San Antonio, a federal judge sentenced 41–year-old Javier Guerra of Austin, TX, to 33 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay $874,801 restitution to two employers for fraudulently selling their computer parts announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

During the sentencing hearing last Thursday, U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia also ordered that Guerra, a computer network engineer, be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term.  Judge Garcia also ordered that Guerra, who is currently on bond, must surrender to federal authorities to begin serving his prison term after notification by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons of facility designation.

On August 6, 2014, Guerra pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.  By pleading guilty, Guerra admitted that between 2008 and 2012, he stole computer related equipment from Cisco Systems, Inc. and H.E.B., then sold the equipment using the Internet for personal financial gain.  The equipment Guerra sold included existing business inventory as well as replacement parts delivered to him based upon false declarations he made to his employer that the equipment was either damaged or defective.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from Cisco Systems Brand Protection investigators and H.E.B.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Hardy prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated February 4, 2016