SENTENCING – MARCUS CARL GRANT
On September 11, Marcus Carl Grant, 38, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm. During the execution of a search warrant of a known drug house, law enforcement located Grant along with two other individuals. Agents recovered controlled substances, loaded firearms, cash, digital scales, and narcotics bagged for individual sale. This case was investigated by the ATF and the Dallas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melanie Smith is prosecuted this case.
SENTENCING – SERGIO REYES
On September 11, Sergio Reyes, 48, was sentencing to 9 years in federal prison for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, with the intent to distribute. Reyes and a co-conspirator negotiated with a confidential source for a multi-kilogram methamphetamine purchase. Reyes agreed to sell six kilograms of methamphetamine packaged in gallon-sized zip-locked bags. Shortly after the sell, Reyes was placed under arrest by the Mesquite Police Department. This case was investigated by the DEA and the OCDETF North Texas Strike Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Myria Boehm prosecuted this case.
GUILTY PLEA – DARNELL HARRIS GAUSE
On September 15, Darnell Harris Gause, 40, plead guilty to delay or destruction mail. While an employee of the United States Postal Service, Mr. Gause unlawfully delayed and detained items that were given to him to be mailed, namely, 10 checks. Mr. Gause faces up to five years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service – Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Bray is prosecuting this case.
GUILTY PLEA – ORALIA FIGUEROA
On September 15, Oralia Figueroa, 50, plead guilty to perpetration of a false and fraudulent federal income tax return. Figueroa engaged in a scheme to knowingly and willfully prepare fill false IRS tax returns. Figueroa unlawfully listed dependents on the Form 1040 when here clients were not eligible and fraudulently claimed thousands of dollars of unreimbursed employee expenses. The total tax loss attributed to her conduct is at least $120,200. Figueroa faces up to three years in federal prison for her crimes. This case was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Renee Hunter is prosecuting this case.