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El Paso Federal Grand Jury Charges Two in Connection with Ammunition Smuggling Scheme

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This afternoon, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging two El Paso residents for scheming to smuggle thousands of rounds of ammunition into the Republic of Mexico announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Waldemar Rodriguez and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge William A. Temple, Dallas Field Division.

Dallas Man Sentenced to 216 Months in Federal Prison on Firearms and Drug Distribution Convictions

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DALLAS — Kerry Lynn Lewis, Jr., 26, of Dallas, who pleaded guilty last year to firearm and drug offenses, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to 216 in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, Lewis pleaded guilty in September 2015 to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Three Indicted in East Texas/West LA Federal Kidnapping Conspiracy

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TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today the indictment of three individuals charged in a kidnapping conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

Cory Carnell Mitchell, 27, of Tenaha, Texas; Gary Eugene Cutright, 21, of Zwolle, LA; and Quannell Newton, 35, of Many, LA, were named in the three count indictment charging them with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.  The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury late Jan. 20, 2016.

ATF, Plano Police Department and Firearms Industry Announce Reward Offer in Plano, Texas Firearms Theft

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PLANO – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Plano Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) Mister Guns, a retail firearms dealer located in Plano, Texas.

ATF is offering a reward in the amount of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.

Dallas County Men Receive Long Federal Prison Sentences for Committing Armed Robbery of Subway Restaurant in Richardson, Texas, Last Year

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DALLAS — Two men who admitted committing the armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in Richardson, Texas, last year, have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Convicted Felons Face Life in Federal Prison after Federal Jury Convicts Them on Hobbs Act and Firearms Offenses

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DALLAS – Two men from Duncanville and Mesquite, both convicted felons, were convicted yesterday by a federal jury on an array of federal charges stemming from their armed robberies of several fast-food restaurants in the Dallas area in early 2014, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Dallas Roommates Sentenced in Federal Firearms Offense Case

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DALLAS — A convicted felon, who admitted conspiring with his roommates to have a federal jury acquit him at trial, was sentenced today, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Chaddrick Darrion Ashley, 25, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn to 180 months in federal prison.  He pleaded guilty in March 2015 to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Universal Aryan Brotherhood Member and Associates Plead Guilty to Racketeering Charges

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WASHINGTON – One member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang pleaded guilty today to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Assistant Attorney General ­­­­­­­Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Two Dallas Roommates Each Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Obstruct Justice and Lying to Exonerate another Roommate Facing a Federal Firearm Offense

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DALLAS — Two women who pleaded guilty in November 2014 to federal felony offenses stemming from their conspiracy to obstruct justice to exonerate a fellow roommate, have been sentenced, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Daisy Emerson, 24, and Ofelia Nunez, 19, were each sentenced on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn to 21 months in federal prison.  Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and one count of making a false declaration before a court.

Flint Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

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TYLER, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a Flint man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas. Isaac Dion Smith, also known as “Ike”, 34, of Flint, Texas, was sentenced to 144 months in prison today by United States District Judge Michael H. Schneider. Smith had entered a guilty plea on October 14, 2014, on charges he conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.

Van Zandt County Convicted Felon Sentenced for Federal Firearms Violation

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TYLER, Texas - A 44-year-old Wills Point, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

 Terry Dewayne Monk pleaded guilty on Sep. 16, 2014, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.

Yogurt Entrepreneur Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Intentionally Setting Fire to His Dallas Business

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DALLAS — A Dallas businessman was sentenced today for intentionally setting fire to his business, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Edgar Dalmiro Diaz, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 60 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,508,533 in restitution.  Diaz pleaded guilty in January 2014 to an indictment charging one count of malicious use of explosive materials.  At the conclusion of today’s hearing, Judge Boyle remanded Diaz into federal custody.

Defendants Sentenced in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Case

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Nine defendants convicted for their respective roles in a large cocaine distribution conspiracy that operated in Lubbock, Odessa, and Borger, Texas, have been sentenced, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

The last defendant to be sentenced in the case, Javier Lopez Lujan, 47, most recently of Odessa, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 120 months in federal prison.

Other defendants were sentenced as follows:

Last Defendant Pleads Guilty in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Seven defendants charged with various offenses stemming from their respective roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy have pleaded guilty, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Today, the last defendant charged in the case entered a guilty plea. Flor Angelica Bustillos, 26, of Phoenix, Arizona, pleaded guilty, before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, to one count of unlawful use of a communication facility. She faces a statutory maximum penalty of four years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

Twenty-Five Alleged Aryan Brotherhood Members and Associates Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges in Mississippi and Oklahoma

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WASHINGTON – Fourteen alleged members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Mississippi, including four of its most senior leaders, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Mississippi for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise. In a separate indictment, 11 alleged members and associates of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood of Oklahoma have been charged by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Oklahoma for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise, among other charges.

Eleven Alleged Universal Aryan Brotherhood Members and Associates Charged with Racketeering, and Drug Conspiracy, Kidnapping, and Maiming a Person

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TULSA, Okla. – Eleven alleged gang members and associates of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) have been charged for their alleged roles in conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise, drug conspiracy, kidnapping, and maiming a person, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Lubbock Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison on Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Adam Rico, 27, of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 151 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in August 2014 to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting.  The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

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