Eastern District of Texas

Joseph Young, 36, has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man by stabbing him repeatedly with a weapon fashioned from contraband while both were incarcerated in the federal prison system in Beaumont, Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced Monday, June 25.

According to a press release issued by Brown’s office, Young, of Ripley, TN, pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon on Friday, June 22, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin. 

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A 56-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown June 22.

Eugenio Cerda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder on June 21 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

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A 43-year-old Beaumont, Texas woman has pleaded guilty for her part in a conspiracy targeting federal inmates and their families in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown June 14.

Tanya L. Richard pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin.

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Jose Antonio Quiroga, Baytown Police Department

Baytown’s Jose Quiroga, 42, pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations that allege he conspired to bring drugs to Beaumont and neighboring states on Tuesday, June 12, according to information from the office of U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.

Information presented in court and provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office showed that Quiroga served as a narcotics and bulk currency courier for a drug trafficking organization led by Eugenio Cerda. 

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Three Houston men have been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

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Jessica Burgos, 36, of Channelview has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

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Eric Ray Johnson, 37, and Trashawna Day, 22, of Houston have been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown March 21.

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A 45-year-old Kountze man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced Feb. 28.

John Edward Burns pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, 2017, to enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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A 29-year-old Beaumont woman was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced on Feb. 28.

Heather Nichole Lugo pleaded guilty on Oct. 11, 2016, to conspiracy to distribute, manufacture, and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced today the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.   The cases involve more than two hundred and fifty defendants from around the globe who victimized more than a million Americans, most of whom were elderly.  The cases include criminal, civil, and forfeiture actions across more than 50 federal districts.  Of the defendants, 200 were charged criminally.  In each case, offenders engaged in financial schemes that targeted or largely affected seniors.  In total, the charged eld

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