McALLEN — A former city of Pharr commissioner will serve a 22-month prison sentence for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme that defrauded...
Complaint: During the inspection of the vehicles, CBP officers discovered packages containing four different types of ammunition.
For his alleged crimes in his home country, Venezuela requested that Interpol place him on its international alert, specifically on its “Red Notice” alert, “the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant in use today,” according to Interpol’s website.
In all, CBP officers found 60 packages from the interior walls of the tractor trailer’s cabin, with an approximate weight of 75 kilograms, the court record shows.
The defendant was one of four people indicted in August 2017 in connection with a gun smuggling conspiracy.
ICYMI: Drug conspiracy sought to transport meth from the Rio Grande Valley to West Memphis, Arkansas, according to the criminal complaint.
ICYMI: Edna Yaritza Zamarripa and her mother, Consuelo Teresita Ramirez Zamarripa, each pleaded guilty to smuggling more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition from the U.S. into Mexico
Our most-read online story from Tuesday: The government indicted the 70-year-old Pharr man last December on a total of 25 counts of fraud — 16 counts of wire fraud, eight counts of mail fraud, and one count of bank fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud banks to obtain credit.
McALLEN — A pair of defendants accused of promising citizenship and other “sensitive” documents in exchange for money will avoid trial after pleading guilty...
McALLEN — One of two Brownsville men who admitted to participating in a scheme to smuggle a grenade launcher into Mexico has been sentenced...