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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Transmit Stolen Monies

In San Antonio this afternoon, 57-year-old Rolando Gonzalez-Trevino from Coahuila, Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transmit stolen monies in interstate and foreign commerce announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr.

Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge Henry J. Bemporad, Gonzalez-Trevino admitted he, in concert with others, caused stolen funds in the amount of $1,846,782.10 to be transmitted to the United States through electronic bank transfers.  Gonzalez-Trevino admitted that these funds were stolen from the State of Coahuila, Mexico.  The United States seized these funds and interest derived therefrom as part of the case.  As part of Gonzalez-Trevino’s plea agreement, seized funds in the amount of the transfers and interest will be forfeited to the United States.

The offense to which Gonzalez-Trevino pled guilty carries punishment up to 5 years in federal prison.  Sentencing is scheduled for 9:30am on September 3, 2015, before United States District Judge Orlando L. Garcia in San Antonio.

This case is part of an ongoing investigation in the Western District of Texas by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), and was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigations Division.  The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations.

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
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Updated May 28, 2015