Score:   1
Docket Number:   D-PR  3:18-cr-00601
Case Name:   USA v. Rivera-Hernandez et al
  Press Releases:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On September 18, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned 16 indictments against 64 defendants charging them with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, announced Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); United States Postal Inspection Service; United States Postal Service - Office of Inspector General, North East Area, San Juan Field Office; FBI, and the Puerto Rico Police Department jointly investigated this case as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).

The indictments allege that since 2010, the organization purchased and sold wholesale quantities of heroin, cocaine, and marihuana. They used the United States Postal Service to purchase and mail these drugs to and from various distributors in the Continental United States.

United States Postal Employees were aware of the shipments of controlled substances and would hold the packages for pick-up by co-conspirators or divert them to other members of the conspiracy.

Members of the conspiracy included police officers who would provide information regarding investigations of the conspirators, interfere in police investigations for the benefit of the conspirators, provide information to the conspirators on how to avoid police detection, and use and leverage their official positions as law enforcement officers in furtherance of the conspiracy.

Additionally, the conspirators sold street quantity amounts of cocaine, crack, and marihuana at drug points in Río Grande, Puerto Rico.

The conspirators facilitated the acquisition of firearms and ammunition, including machine guns, and would use force, violence, and threats in order to intimidate rival drug trafficking organizations. Several of the members of the conspiracy have been charged with possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes and money laundering.

The defendants are: Ignacio Rivera-Hernández, a.k.a. “Nacho/Gordo/Willy/El Patrón”; José M. Santiago-Robles, a.k.a. “Mosco”; Luis Aponte-Hernández, a.k.a. “Luis Loiza”; Juan Ruiz-Velázquez, a.k.a. “Drexler”; Erick Fuentes-Correa, a.k.a. “El Barbu”; Eric Raúl Piñero-Robles,  a.k.a. “Pulga”; Lamont Marquese Wright; Mack Devon Boone, a.k.a. “Money Mack”; Luz María Maldonado; Julio César González-Andino, a.k.a. “Fredito”; Raymond Rodríguez-Pabón, a.k.a. “Raymond Cassiano”; Sergio Quiñonez-Ocasio, a.k.a. “Sergito”; Ronnie Medina-García, a.k.a. “Rony”; Rolando José Sierra-Velázquez, a.k.a. “Rolo”; Ángel Omar Rivera-Ferrer, a.k.a. “Omy”; John Leonardo-Jiménez, a.k.a. “Ole”; Alberto Hiraldo, a.k.a. “Quenepa”; Abner Santana-Rosa; Juana Rosa-Pimentel, a.k.a. “Jenny”; Josué Castro-Rivera, a.k.a. “Tito El Loco/Macolin”; Juan Luis Santana-Rosa, a.k.a. “Topin”; Andrés Santana-Rosa, a.k.a. “Andresito/Kiko”; Luis Ángel Cruz-Rosa; Miguel A. Montijo-Hernaiz, a.k.a. “Pollo”; Sergio De León-Dávila; Elvin Serrano-Vega, a.k.a. “Ñaña”; Kidany Cardona-Benitez, a.k.a. “Pucho”; Luis Omar Díaz-Vázquez, a.k.a. “Wiso”; Noel García-Marín, a.k.a. “Noelito”; Noel García-Rivera, a.k.a. “Tito Valentin”; Julio C. Rivera-Hernández; Carlos M. Pabón-López; Nicolás Loaces-Idelfonso, a.k.a. “Goldo Nicky”; José R. López-Rosario, a.k.a. “Cheo/Montana López”; Félix O. Pantojas-Arizmendi, a.k.a. “Fili”; Samuel Medina-Rosa, a.k.a. “Samy Melón”; Christopher Ceballo-Cepeda; Eduardo Barajas-Durán, a.k.a. “Leo/Neo”; FNU-LNU “Jessy”; FNU-LNU “Fredy”; Michael Ramírez-Torréns, a.k.a. “M”; Ismael Mailo-Silva; Samuel Encarnación-Nieves, a.k.a. “Chino”; Johnnell Rosario-Feliciano, a.k.a. “Lionel”; Joel Rodríguez-Meléndez; Gerald Hernández-Heredia; Victor Loperena-Méndez; María E. Medina-Rosa, a.k.a. “Enid”; José Manuel Rodríguez-Rodríguez, a.k.a. “Duait”; Carlos J. González-La Santa, a.k.a. “Jova”; Modesto Matos-Vizcarrondo, a.k.a. “Mode”; Edgardo Román-Rodríguez, a.k.a. “Galdo”; Nichirien Llanos-Figueroa, a.k.a. “Nichi”; Héctor Jesús Rondón, a.k.a. “Abayalde”; José De león-Lozada, a.k.a. “Pepón”; Deyanira Pérez-Rodríguez; Luis Felipe García-Ocasio, a.k.a. “Felo”; Joseph González, a.k.a. “Yopi”; Christabel M. Hernández-Núñez, a.k.a. “Gordita”; Abigail Quiñonez-Fuentes; Jacob Quiñones-Fuentes, a.k.a. “Acosta”; Geovanny Diarza-Flores, a.k.a. “El Veterano”; Lester Raffuci-Ojeda, a.k.a. “Lesty”; and Oswaldo Galindo-Zapien.

“These indictments and the arrests this morning are a significant victory in our efforts to combat drug trafficking, money laundering and violent crime,” said Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. “We will continue to conduct investigations with our counterparts to dismantle these criminal organizations and to send a clear message that drugs, firearms, and violence will not be tolerated in our neighborhoods.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Chattah is in charge of the prosecution of the cases. If convicted the defendants face a minimum sentence of 10 years, and up to life in prison. Indictments contain only charges and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
Format: YYYY

Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
Format: A18

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the second highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE2
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE2
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
Format: N8

Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
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