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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

U.S. Attorney's Office Files Motion To Dismiss Without Prejudice Charges Against Former Maverick County Purchasing Agent Juan Carlos Moncada

In Del Rio today, the United States Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss without prejudice charges against former Maverick County Purchasing Agent Juan Carlos Moncada.

In October, Moncada was indicted for two counts of wire fraud and one count of theft concerning programs receiving federal funds in case number DR12-CR-1613.  Since the indictment was returned, the Government has continued its investigation into this case and has determined that all three counts against Moncada should be dismissed. After indictment, IBC Bank advised that the specific checks used to pay for the forklift at issue did not utilize interstate wire facilities when they were deposited and therefore did not affect interstate commerce.   Also after indictment, multiple witnesses exculpated Moncada and informed the Government that Moncada had no knowledge of the scheme to steal funds from the county. Although the Government had probable cause to support an indictment, information developed thereafter that leaves the Government without sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the elements of the offenses charged against Moncada in the indictment.

Updated December 15, 2014