Jose A. Ruiz, 44, of Odessa

Jose A. Ruiz, 44, of Odessa, was convicted of a third-degree felony motor fuel tax fraud offense. Ruiz pled guilty to Engaging in a Motor Fuel Transaction without a License and was sentenced to 5 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), probated for 4 years. Conditions of community supervision include the payment of restitution in the amount of $2,730 to Big Dog Rig Movers and performance of 10 hours of community service per month. Ruiz was convicted in a related State Jail Felony Theft case, receiving a sentence of 2 years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, probated for 4 years, to run concurrent to his motor fuels case. Ruiz’s cases, filed as cause numbers CR39486 and CR39153, were prosecuted in Midland County.

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