David Eric Williams, 37, of Brownwood

David Eric Williams, 37, of Brownwood, was arrested for the second-degree felony offense of Transporting Motor Fuel without Shipping Documents, and the third-degree felony offense of Engaging in a Motor Fuel Transaction without a License, after a joint investigation by the Crane County Sheriff’s Office and the Comptroller’s Criminal Investigation Division relating to theft of dyed diesel fuel. Williams’ cases are pending indictment in Crane County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Jerry Aguilar, 30, of Del Rio

Jerry Aguilar, 30, of Del Rio, was convicted of the Class A misdemeanor offense of Concealing Motor Fuel. Aguilar pled guilty and was sentenced to one year in the Glasscock County Jail, probated for one year, and fined $1500. The case, filed as cause number 829, was prosecuted in Glasscock County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Vernon Glynn Breland II, 31, of Harrisonburg, LA

Vernon Glynn Breland II, 31, of Harrisonburg, LA was convicted of a Class A misdemeanor offense of Concealing Motor Fuel in a case relating to the illegal use of dyed diesel in a motor vehicle upon a Texas public highway. Breland pled guilty and was sentenced to pay a $1500 fine. Breland’s case, filed as cause number 830, was prosecuted in Glasscock County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Carlos Mondragon Chavez, 39, of Bertram

Carlos Mondragon Chavez, 39, of Bertram, pled guilty to Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity to commit Theft of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000. The offense is a third-degree felony. Chavez was sentenced to 3 years deferred adjudication and ordered to pay a $500 fine, pay $460 in restitution to West Texas Gas, and perform 150 hours of community service restitution. The case, filed as cause number CR39960, was prosecuted in Midland County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Thuy Thu Do, 45, of Arlington

Thuy Thu Do, 45, of Arlington, was arrested after being indicted June 14, 2011 by a Travis County Grand Jury for two counts of tobacco tax fraud. According to the indictment, Do is accused of failing to keep books and records relating to taxed tobacco products, and of possessing other tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due. Both offenses are third-degree felonies. Do’s indictment, filed as D1DC11-900182, is pending in Travis County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Calvin Russell Laird, Jr., 50, of Lawn

Calvin Russell Laird, Jr., 50, of Lawn, was convicted of second-degree felony motor fuel tax fraud and sentenced to a term of 20 years imprisonment in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The sentence is the maximum allowed by law for the offense. Laird was convicted after pleading guilty to the indictment, which alleged that he intentionally and knowingly evading and attempting to evade motor fuel tax by delivering dyed diesel into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle for use upon a public highway. The case was prosecuted as cause number 24940A in Taylor County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Muslim Al-Musawi, 55, of Arlington

Muslim Al-Musawi, 55, of Arlington, was found guilty by a Travis County jury of seven counts of cigarette and tobacco tax fraud. Al-Musawi was accused in two indictments of failing to maintain books and records relating to cigarette and tobacco purchases, possessing unstamped cigarettes, possessing tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due, and failing to produce records to the Comptroller as required by Chapter 154 of the Tax Code. The offenses were alleged to have occurred in September 2009 and February 2010. The cases, filed as cause numbers D1DC12-904045 and -46, were prosecuted in Travis County. On June 28th, Al-Musawi was sentenced by the court to 4 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years, on each count, to run concurrently. Al-Musawi was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service on each count, fined $5,000, and ordered to pay $1,800 combined restitution to the Comptroller of Public Accounts.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Don Kurt Dunn, 31, of Fort Worth

Don Kurt Dunn, 31, of Fort Worth, entered a plea of guilty to Evading Motor Fuel Tax, a second-degree felony. Dunn was sentenced to 8 years deferred adjudication and ordered to serve 24 days confinement in the Travis County Jail as a condition of probation. Dunn was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine, to complete 200 hours of community service, and to have no contact with co-defendant Donald Ray Scott III. Dunn’s case, filed as cause number D1DC10-900216, was prosecuted in Travis County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

 

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Donald Ray Scott III, 38, of Fort Worth

Donald Ray Scott III, 38, of Fort Worth, entered a plea of guilty to Evading Motor Fuel Tax, a second-degree felony. Scott was sentenced to 8 years deferred adjudication and ordered to serve 50 days confinement in the Travis County Jail as a condition of probation. Scott was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, $33,068 in restitution to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, to complete 250 hours of community service, and to have no contact with co-defendant Don Kurt Dunn. Scott’s case, filed as cause number D1DC10-900218, was prosecuted in Travis County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Charles Jerome Hutchinson, 44, of Humble

Charles Jerome Hutchinson, 44, of Humble, was arrested after being indicted June 11th by a Travis County Grand Jury for Evading Motor Fuel Tax, a second-degree felony. Hutchinson is accused in court documents of evasion at various points in the chain of distribution including the acquisition, transportation, and sale of motor fuel. Hutchinson’s case, filed as D1DC12-900112, is pending in Travis County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Michael James Merrill, 40, of Snyder

Michael James Merrill, 40, of Snyder, was arrested after being indicted June 11th by a Travis County Grand Jury for second-degree felony motor fuel tax fraud. Merrill is accused in court documents of Evading Motor Fuel Tax by intentionally and knowingly using dyed diesel for the operation of a motor vehicle on a public highway, storing motor fuel upon which taxes were owed but not paid, and failing to remit to the Comptroller motor fuel tax funds required to be collected and remitted. Merrill’s case, filed as cause number D1DC12-90032, is pending in Travis County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Salvador Armendariz, 63, of El Paso

Salvador Armendariz, 63, of El Paso, was convicted of two second-degree motor fuel tax fraud felonies and sentenced to 4 years imprisonment on each case, to run concurrently. The sentences will be served in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Armendariz pled guilty to Engaging in a Motor Fuel Tax Fraud Scheme, and to Illegal Sale, Distribution, or Storage of Motor Fuel. Armendariz was one of seven individuals arrested as part of “Operation Filler Up,” an investigation into thefts of untaxed, unleaded fuel from an El Paso fuel terminal. His cases were prosecuted as cause numbers D1DC11-900045 and -329 in Travis County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Jesus Rubalcaba, Jr., 46, of Midland

Jesus Rubalcaba, Jr., 46, of Midland, was indicted by a Midland County Grand Jury for the offense of State Jail Felony Theft. Rubalcaba is accused in court documents of theft of diesel fuel, oil, and tires valued at more than $7,000 from Petro Plex Pipe. The case, indicted as Midland County cause number CR 40046, is pending in Midland County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Victor Ray Mendoza, Jr., 29, of San Angelo

Victor Ray Mendoza, Jr., 29, of San Angelo, was indicted by a Tom Green County Grand Jury for third-degree felony tobacco tax fraud after being arrested in October 2011. Mendoza is accused by indictment of possessing tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due. Mendoza’s case, filed as B-12-0473-SB, is pending in District Court in Tom Green County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Blanca Ronquillo-Corrales, 42, of Odessa

Blanca Ronquillo-Corrales, 42, of Odessa, was arrested after being indicted by a federal grand jury for an offense involving motor fuel. Ronquillo-Corrales is accused in the indictment, with co-defendant Jose Maria Delbosque, of knowingly and with the intent to defraud accessing a protected computer device without authorization in order to obtain fuel. The indictment is pending in the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, Midland-Odessa Division as cause number MO12CR0149.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Raul B. Sanchez, 46, of Del Rio

Raul B. Sanchez, 46, of Del Rio, was convicted of Concealing Motor Fuel, a Class A misdemeanor, after entering a plea of guilty. Sanchez was sentenced to 6 months in the Reeves County Jail, probated for one year, and was fined $1,000. The case was prosecuted as Reeves County cause number 27856.

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Alexander Sanchez, 27, of Eldorado

Alexander Sanchez, 27, of Eldorado, was indicted by a Pecos County Grand Jury after being arrested April 25 for Evading or Attempting to Evade Motor Fuel Tax, a second-degree felony. Sanchez is accused in court documents of intentionally and knowingly evading or attempting to evade motor fuel tax by delivering dyed diesel fuel into the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle for operation on a public highway. The case, filed as cause number 3204, is pending in Pecos County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Raul Sanchez, 46, of Eldorado

Raul Sanchez, 46, of Eldorado, was convicted of Concealing Motor Fuel, a Class A misdemeanor, after entering a plea of guilty to the offense. Sanchez was sentenced to 6 months in the Reeves County Jail, probated for one year, and fined $1,000. He was also ordered to perform 24 hours community service. The case, filed as cause number 27856, was prosecuted in Reeves County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Fernando Baca, 55, of El Paso

Fernando Baca, 55, of El Paso, was arrested for State Jail Felony Theft. Baca is accused in court documents of buying at a discounted price 500 gallons of diesel fuel he knew was stolen. The fuel was valued at over $1800. Baca’s case is pending indictment in El Paso County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Donna Bryant Shook, 47, of Victoria

Donna Bryant Shook, 47, of Victoria, was indicted by a Victoria County Grand Jury after being arrested on February 27th for tobacco tax fraud. Ms. Shook is alleged to have possessed tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due. She is also accused of failing to maintain books and records relating to tobacco products purchases as required by law. Both offenses are third-degree felonies. Ms. Shook’s case, filed as cause number 1204026537-D, is pending in Victoria County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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