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Three Ordered to Prison in Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

HOUSTON – Former Houston resident Walter Ryan Macapaz has been ordered to prison along with Houston businessman Tony David Maldonado and attorney and former mortgage loan officer Buffy Marie Lawrence for their roles in a scheme to defraud residential mortgage lenders of more than $22 million in loans, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris and Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Special Agent in Charge Lucy Cruz.

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Illegal Alien Carrying Numerous Assault-Style Rifles in His Vehicle’s Trunk is Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison

DALLAS — Jesus Gonzales, 25, who pleaded guilty in May 2013 to a one-count indictment charging possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn to 40 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

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Statement from Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino who just Resigned from Office

The attached letter to Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia will also serve as my press release. I will not be available for and interviews or Q & A sessions.

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Breaking News: Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino has Resigned from Office

More details as they become available.

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New Record

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Katy Man Charged with Multiple Crimes Including Possession of Explosive Materials

HOUSTON – Robert James Talbot Jr., 38, has been arrested and charged by criminal complaint alleging attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material, specifically Composition 4 (C4), announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris of the FBI.

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Daily Bible Verse

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 (Read all of Deuteronomy 7) New International Version

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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA sends reminder—-the ACA Enrollment Deadline is March 31st!

Washington, D.C.- Today-Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) would like to remind everyone that the open enrollment deadline for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is Monday, March 31st. Just this week, the White House extended the deadline to sign up for health insurance for consumers who are already in line on www.healthcare.gov to enroll before the March 31st deadline. This means those who have begun the enrollment process before the March 31st deadline but have not been able to complete their application due to high volume or a technical issue, will still be able to complete it past the March 31st deadline. Those who begin their application, whether online, by phone, or in person before March 31st, will be able to receive health coverage.

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STATEMENT: NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Decision Regarding Controversial Abortion Law

Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a portion of Texas’s controversial abortion laws to go into effect. The provision requires that doctors who provide abortion care have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a clinic.

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South Texas Campaign Partners Mobilize Resources to Target Transnational Criminal Organizations in Rio Grande Valley

SOUTH TEXAS — The South Texas Campaign (STC) is conducting enforcement operations against transnational criminal organizations responsible for smuggling illegal aliens and drugs into the Rio GrandeValley. The STC has integrated the intelligence-gathering, analysis and targeting capabilities of its law enforcement and governmental partners to identify multiple subjects for arrest and prosecution.

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Guilty Plea in Massive Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

HOUSTON – Rance Hunter, 29, of Atlanta, has been convicted in a scheme in which fraudulent tax returns were filed using stolen identification information and used without lawful authority, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Second Former Gulf Cartel Plaza Boss Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Jose Luis Zuniga-Hernandez, 46, aka Wicho or XW or Commandante Wicho, has entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana between January 2002 and July 2013, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. As part of his plea, he has also agreed to a $5 million forfeiture. His brother, Armando Arizmendi Hernandez, 37, aka Commandante Mando or XW2, entered the same plea and agreed forfeiture on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

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