GUILTY PLEA – KALYA EVETTE ODOM
On January 21, Kayla Evette Odom, 46, plead guilty to wire fraud. Odom is the former director of human resources for a business in the Northern District of Texas. As part of her duties, Odom was responsible for reviewing and approving invoices for human resources services. Odom set up a human resources vendor business, owned and controlled by herself, in her company’s accounts payable system. She created and submitted approximately 38 fraudulent invoices for various human resources services. Odom faces up to 20 years in federal prison for her crimes. This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Renee Hunter is prosecuting the case.
GUILTY PLEA – LUIS HUMBERTO RODRIGUEZ
On January 26, Luis Humberto Rodriguez, 28, plead guilty to production of child pornography and transportation of child pornography. HSI executed a search warrant at a residence in Olympia, Washington in connection to the distribution of child pornography. During analysis of the seized devices, law enforcement uncovered a social media account linked to Rodriguez in which he shared child pornography. Based on this information, HSI agents executed a search warrant at Rodriguez’s Dallas home. Rodriguez advised agents that he was in possession of a 20 gigabytes of child pornography. He further admitted to sexually abusing a 7-year-old on multiple occasions. Rodriguez faces up to 50 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by HSI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks is prosecuting the case.
GUILTY PLEA – TAMMY LOUISE CRAWFORD
On January 26, Tammy Louise Crawford, 51, plead guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. Crawford possessed methamphetamine at her residence in Dallas, Texas. For protecting her drug business, she also possessed eight firearms. Crawford faces up to 20 years in federal prison for her crimes. This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and Dallas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl is prosecuting the case.
GUILTY PLEA – ARMANDO RAMIREZ-HERNANDEZ
On January 26, Armando Ramirez-Hernandez, 27, plead guilty to distribution of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Ramirez-Hernandez’s residence in Seagoville, Texas in relation to a child pornography investigation. A number of digital devices were seized inside the home including two cell phones and a computer. A forensic examination of the devices revealed the presence of social media chat communications. Ramirez-Hernandez admitted to transmitting several image files containing child pornography. At the time he distributed the child pornography, he also possessed 2,786 images and videos of child pornography. Ramirez-Hernandez faces up to 20 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by HSI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Damien Diggs is prosecuting the case.