NDTX Round Up: April 23 – 29 | USAO-NDTX

SENTENCING – KIRA LANE

On April 28, Kira Lane, 54, was sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to pay $233,681.25 in restitution for access device fraud.  Lane operated a catering business where he processed credit card transactions.  During 2015, he used stolen credit card numbers for approximately 64 credit card transactions totaling $233,681.25.  The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenna Rudoff prosecuted the case.

SENTENCING – LUIS PENA-ALEMAN

On April 26, Luis Pena-Aleman, 25, was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  In February 2019, a confidential source met a co-conspirator at an agreed location in Dallas.  The co-conspirator arrived at the agreed location in a truck registered to Pena-Aleman to deliver the methamphetamine. Agents conducted a search of a storage facility located in Mesquite, Texas where they found a large quantity of methamphetamine and Pena-Aleman’s truck.  The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanna Etessam prosecuted the case.

GUILTY PLEA – OSCAR MARIO FLORES DAZA

On April 28, Oscar Mario Florez Daza, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money.  In April 2020, Florez Daza picked up $14,800 in drug proceeds from a codefendant to launder.  In May, Florez Daza picked up $40,000 in drug proceeds from a location in Oklahoma to transport them to Texas. Flores Daza faces up to 20 years in federal prison for his crimes.  The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl is prosecuting the case. 

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