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Armed Drug Trafficker Orderedto Serve 15 Years in Custody

McALLEN, Texas – Another member of an armed crew involved in stealing 246 kilograms of marijuana has been ordered to prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts

AUSTIN – In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to comply with laws prohibiting drivers from passing school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate the law. It is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign.

Congressman Cuellar on the Latest Round of NAFTA Renegotiation

WASHINGTON—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued the following statement regarding the latest round of negotiations talks as it pertains to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

Young San Benito Man Sent to Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 27-year-old resident of San Benito has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of sexual exploitation of a minor, otherwise known as production of child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Jonathan Rios aka Jonathan Rios Ventura was an assistant manager at a local restaurant prior to his arrest on July 26, 2016. He pleaded guilty Nov. 16, 2016.

Mission Man Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine

McALLEN, Texas – A 25-year-old Mission man has received a 10-year prison sentence for transporting cocaine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Mario Alberto Garrido pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute 23 kilograms of cocaine on Nov. 8, 2016.

Former Congressional Staffer Pleads Guilty to Extensive Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

HOUSTON – A former congressional staffer pleaded guilty today for his role in orchestrating a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from charitable foundations and the individuals who ran those foundations to pay for personal expenses and to illegally finance a former congressman’s campaigns for public office, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez and Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

Daily Bible Verse

A fool spurns his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

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