Tag: Federal Prison

Human Trafficker Receives ‘Enhanced Sentence’

McAllen (KFXV) — A Mexican national received a 50 month sentence today in the McAllen Federal court for harboring undocumented immigrants. Between June and July of last year, thirty-year-old, Adan Hernandez-Nunez held undocumented immigrants in Palmhurst, where he raped one of the women who he blamed for another woman’s escape. He assaulted her to make her “pay for it.” According to officials, he threatened to kill the Honduran woman if she reported the assault to anyone. Nunez received an enhanced sentence and pleaded guilty in September 2016 and will be transported to a federal...

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Man Caught Soliciting 12-Year-Old Via Text

McAllen (KFXV) — A man is sentenced to federal prison after trying to seduce who he thought was a 12 year old online. Turns out, the man was communicating, mainly via text– with special agents in an undercover operation. He attempted to entice this “minor” into having sex with him and planned on meeting her at a park. He was arrested upon his arrival and admitted to the crime. The 25-year-old will serve 10 years in federal prison and after that he’ll have to restrict his access to children, and the internet for five years and register as a...

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Director of Housing Administration faces federal fraud charges

La Joya (kfxv) – The executive director of the board of housing Administration is suspended and faces federal charges. 48 year old JJ Garza that was suspended from his position without salary and could possibly, according to authorities, be fired. This investigation began last October for allegedly committing fraud with a bid involving construction contracts in the housing authorities of Donna and Alamo. The alleged fraud consisted of inflating expenses of some projects that were built using federal...

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Valley Resident Found Guilty on 33 Counts of Possession of Child Porn Sentenced to Prison

A valley man, found guilty of 33 counts of possession of child pornography is sentenced to federal prison today. Twenty three year old Xavier Barac Lopez has been sentenced to five years in prison after a co-worker found sexual images of children on his i-pod back in November. According to State District Judge Rolando Olvera, Lopez’s iPod contained 33 images of children under the age of 18, engaging in sexual...

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