Category: Texas – Western District

21 Arrested on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges Filed in Austin | USAO-WDTX

Federal authorities arrested 21 individuals yesterday on federal drug trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division…

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Austin Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Thousands of Images of Child Pornography | USAO-WDTX

In Austin today, a federal judge sentenced 47-year-old Fernando Solis to 151 months in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography, said U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff…

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Justice Department Takes Action Against COVID-19 Fraud | USAO-WDTX

The Department of Justice announced an update today on criminal and civil enforcement efforts to combat COVID-19 related fraud, including schemes targeting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster…

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Two Austinites Indicted with Transporting Illegal Aliens Resulting in Death | USAO-WDTX

In Del Rio, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging two Austinites for their alleged roles in transporting illegal aliens from Del Rio to Austin resulting in the death…

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Pflugerville Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Fraud and Tax Evasion Scheme | USAO-WDTX

In Austin, a federal judge sentenced 50-year-old Nicky Osborne, a former Pflugerville trucking company Chief Financial Officer, to 46 months in federal prison and to pay more than $8 million…

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Two Reeves County Detention Center Guards Charged with Smuggling Cell Phones to Inmate | USAO-WDTX

Today, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Fannin unsealed an information charging two prison guards with smuggling cell phones and other contraband to a Reeves County Detention Center (RCDC) inmate, announced U.S….

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Twelve Indicted for Drug Trafficking in San Antonio Area | USAO-WDTX

Twelve San Antonio residents face federal drug trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division. A…

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Houston Marijuana Ringleader Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison | USAO-WDTX

In Del Rio yesterday, a federal judge sentenced Houston resident Michael Dewayne Dennis, aka Michael Spiller, to 18 years in federal prison for leading a conspiracy that distributed over 11,000…

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Iron Youth Member Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing a Machine Gun | USAO-WDTX

In San Antonio today, 19-year-old Iron Youth member and Smiley resident Caleb Nathaniel Oliver pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff and FBI…

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Federal Criminal Complaint Filed in Connection with Deaths of Illegal Aliens | USAO-WDTX

In Del Rio today, federal authorities filed a criminal complaint charging 24-year-old Austin resident Sebastian Tovar with transporting illegal aliens resulting in death, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff and…

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