SENTENCING – MARIA DEL ROSARIO ANTUNEZ-GARCIA
On April 19, Maria Del Rosario Antunez-Garcia, 35, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. In June 2018, law enforcement intercepted telephone calls which revealed that Antunez-Garcia and a coconspirator had taken shipment of 2 kilos of heroin. Later that month, an undercover agent purchased a kilogram of methamphetamine from Antunez-Garcia. During the meeting, Antunez-Garcia informed the undercover agent that she would soon be receiving 70 kilograms of methamphetamine. The DEA conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kull prosecuted the case.
SENTENCING – STEVEN JALLOUL
On April 20, Steven Jalloul, 43, was sentenced to 6 years in federal custody and ordered to pay $14,100,029.87 in restitution for preparing false tax returns. Jalloul prepared and submitted to the IRS false income tax returns on behalf of his clients through his business, Royalty Tax and Financial Services LLC. Jalloul added false or inflated education expenses to client tax returns to make them eligible for larger American Opportunity education credits. He also added false or inflated business income or losses to client tax returns to maximize the Earned Income Credit. The IRS- CI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sid Mody prosecuted the case.
SENTENCING – EDDIE LEE BUSBY
On April 21, Eddie Busby, 30, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Busby conspired with multiple individuals to possess and distribute methamphetamine. On three different occasions in August 2019, Busby and his co-conspirators sold methamphetamine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Magliolo prosecuted the case.
SENTENCING – ARGELIA AGUIRRE
On April 21, Argelia Aguirre, 42, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. On February 4, 2020, Aguirre possessed approximately 85 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute the drugs for profit. The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl prosecuted the case.