Score:   1
Docket Number:   ND-TX  3:19-cr-00368
Case Name:   USA v. Browning
  Press Releases:
GUILTY PLEA – DARIFAH DAVIS

On March 3, Darifah Davis, 36, pled guilty to theft of government funds. For nearly three years, Davis filed for and was awarded disability insurance benefits. She falsely claimed to not be working during this time, and as a result, received over $51,000 in Disability Insurance Benefits that were not due to her. She faces up to a year in federal custody. This case was investigated by Social Security Administration and is prosecuted by AUSA Danielle Jones.

GUILTY PLEA – CHARLES AUBREY HURT

On March 3, Charles Aubrey Hurt, 63, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. He was previously imprisoned for 3 years for possession of methamphetamine and 7 years for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He admits to distributing over 500 grams of methamphetamine in late 2019. Law enforcement searched his residence and found methamphetamine, heroin, and a firearm.  Hurt agreed to the forfeiture of 7 firearms that were in his possession. He faces up to 10 years in federal custody. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Texas Department of Public Safety and is prosecuted by AUSA George Leal.

SENTENCING - CARLOS HUMBERTO MATAMOROS VASQUEZ

On March 2, Carlos Humberto Matamoros Vasquez, 24, was sentenced to 5 years in federal custody for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana. Vasquez admitted to distributing marijuana from Bubba’s Beer, Smoke, Wine and Glasswerks. Law enforcement seized 33 pounds of marijuana and over $468,000 from the residence that he shared with his coconspirator. This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mesquite Police Department and is prosecuted by AUSA George Leal. 

GUILTY PLEA – ALEXANDER WALDVOGEL

On March 5, Alexander Waldvogel, 39, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Waldvogel’s coconspirators purchased a marijuana dispensary in California and illegally shipped marijuana to Texas further illegal distribution. Waldvogel received marijuana shipments for further distribution. During one stage of the criminal operation, Waldvogel possessed approximately 108 kilograms of marijuana or marijuana derived products in his apartment. Waldvogel faces up to 5 years in federal custody for the offense. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by AUSA Chad Meacham.

SENTENCING – JOSHUA BLAKE BROWNING

On March 5, Joshua Blake Browning, 38, was sentenced to 3 months for escaping from custody and possessing contraband in prison. Browning escaped a federal prison camp where he was serving time for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Additionally, while serving his time in prison, Browning illegally possessed a mobile device. The case was investigated by the United States Marshall Service and is prosecuted by AUSA Suzanna Etessam. 

SENTENCING – KYLE DANIEL PEARCY

On March 2, Kyle Daniel Pearcy, 26, was sentenced to 10 months in federal custody for aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. Pearcy knowingly aimed a laser pointer at a helicopter operated by the Dallas Police Department after midnight in August 2019. He aimed the laser pointer five times for short bursts totaling 13 seconds, causing crew members to squint their eyes to protect their vision. The case record labeled this case as a “knuckleheaded act of stupidity.” This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and is prosecuted by AUSA John de la Garza.

SENTENCING – Sylvia Diaz

On September 30, Sylvia Diaz was sentenced to 4 years and 10 months in federal custody, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to acquire a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer by false or fictitious statement. She and her codefendant purchased in total 160 firearms in 50 separate transactions for a buyer in Mexico. Diaz falsely claimed on the corresponding paperwork that she was the actual buyer. This case was prosecuted by AUSA Cathy Richardson and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

GUILTY PLEA - Joshua Blake Browning

On October 1, Joshua Blake Browning, 38, pled guilty to escape from custody. Browning was serving an 8 years and 10 month sentence for the crime of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He escaped from a Federal Prison Camp in Seagoville by running when asked to forfeit a cell phone in his possession. Browning faces up to five years in federal custody, consecutive with his current sentence. This case is prosecuted by AUSA Suzanna Etessam and was investigated by the United States Marshal Service.

 

GUILTY PLEA – Robert Darren Moore

On October 1, Robert Darren Moore, 35, pled guilty to bank robbery. Moore admitted to robbing a BBVA Compass Bank within a Tom Thumb, a Bank of America, and a Texas Star Bank within nine days. Moore faces up to 25 years in federal custody. This case is prosecuted by AUSA Damien Diggs and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Addison Police Department, Richardson Police Department, and Sherman Police Department. 

 

GUILTY PLEA - Luis Alexander Vargas

On October 1, Luis Alexander Vargas, 31, pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Vargas was apprehended in a white van and attempted to escape on foot. He was quickly arrested and the officers found 62 kilograms of methamphetamine in the vehicle.  Vargas faces up to 40 years in federal custody. This case was prosecuted by AUSA Linda Requenez and investigated by the Irving Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

SENTENCING – Joshua Israel Pagan Zapata

On October 3, Joshua Israel Pagan Zapata, 22, was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in federal custody for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine. Zapata and his co-conspirators agreed to bypass security at the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport with what they believed to be 10 kilograms of methamphetamine. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Investigations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, and the Dallas Police Department. The case was prosecuted by AUSA George Leal, AUSA John De La Garza, and AUSA John Kull.

 

SENTENCING – Christian Davis Cruz-Rodriguez

On October 3, Christian Da Cruz-Rodriguez, 24, was sentenced to 5 years and 5 months in federal custody for conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Cruz-Rodriguez told undercover agents about different methods to smuggle contraband into aircraft at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. He agreed to smuggle 6 kilograms of methamphetamine at the request of the undercover agents. The investigating parties on this case were the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Investigations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, and the Dallas Police Department. The prosecuting attorneys were AUSA George Leal, AUSA John De La Garza, and AUSA John Kull.

 

GUILTY PLEA - James Dick Biggs

On October 1, James Dick Diggs, 55, pled guilty to unarmed bank robbery. In April of 2019, Diggs robbed two different banks in Dallas by threatening employees. Biggs faces up to 20 years in federal prison. This case was investigated by AUSA Melanie Smith and prosecuted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

GUILTY PLEA – Christopher Cousins

On September 30, Christopher Cousins, 28, pled guilty to conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery. In February 2018, Cousins and his two coconspirators entered a Sprint Store in Garland, brandishing a firearm. The conspirators stole smartphones and cash for a total value of over $13,000. Cousins faces up to 60 years in federal custody. This case was investigated by the Dallas Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is prosecuted by AUSA PJ Meitl.

 

GUILTY PLEA – Bobby Dewayne Smith

On August 1, Bobby Dewayne Smith, 38, pled guilty to attempt and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. On a search warrant, the DEA searched Smith’s home to find a pistol, a scale, cookware associated with the conversion of cocaine, and crack cocaine for distribution. He faces up to 20 years imprisonment and up to a $1,000,000 fine. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency and prosecuted by AUSA Suzanna Etessam.

 

GUILTY PLEA – Cesar Aranda-Delgado

On August 1, Cesar Aranda-Delgado, 40, pled guilty to aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Law enforcement officials conducted a search on the vehicle Aranda-Delgado was driving and found 1.5 kilograms of cocaine. Aranda-Delgado confirmed that he came to the United States from Mexico to make money distributing narcotics. Aranda-Delgado faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Grand Prairie Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency and is prosecuted by AUSA Rachael Jones.

SENTENCING – Romulo Ramos-Diaz

On August 1, Romulo Ramos-Diaz was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Ramos-Diaz had pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Ramos-Diaz served as a look-out and protection for his co-conspirators and was eventually arrested after selling to an undercover officer. In the course of the investigation, officers discovered over two kilograms of methamphetamine. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency and prosecuted by AUSA John Kull.

SENTENCING – Adrian Jimenez-Reynoso

On August 5, Adrian Jimenez-Reynoso was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison. Jimenez-Reynoso had pled guilty to charge of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Law enforcement officials had intercepted a variety of calls and other evidence that revealed Jimenez-Reynoso’s drug deals. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency and prosecuted by AUSA John Kull.

INDICTMENT – Joshua Blake Browning

On August 7, a federal grand jury indicted Joshua Blake Browning, 38, for escaping from custody and possessing contraband in prison. Browning escaped a federal prison camp where he was serving time for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Additionally, while serving his time in prison, Browning illegally possessed a mobile device. If convicted, Browing faces up to 6 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. The case was investigated by the United States Marshall Service and is prosecuted by AUSA Suzanna Etessam. 

 

INDICTMENT – Abel Cardenas Segundo and Guillermo Zarco Villasenor

On August 7, a federal grand jury indicted Abel Cardenas Segundo, 30, and Guillermo Zarco Villasenor, 26, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Both defendants face up to 40 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is prosecuted by AUSA P.J. Meitl.

 

INDICTMENT – Garibaldi Gutierrez Solorio

On August 7, a federal grand jury indicted Garibaldi Gutierrez Solorio, 25, for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. If convicted, Solorio faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a maximum fine of $11,000,000. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency and is prosecuted by AUSA Suzanna Etessam.

 

INDICTMENT – Santos Ramos

On August 7, a federal jury indicted Santos Ramos, 26, as an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. Ramos allegedly was in possession of two pistols. If convicted, Ramos must forfeit any firearms involved in the offense and he faces up to 10 years imprisonment. This case was investigated by the Irving Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is prosecuted by AUSA Gary Tromblay.

Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
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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
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Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
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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
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Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
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Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
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Description: Case type associated with a magistrate case if the current case was merged from a magistrate case
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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 docket number originally given to a case assigned to a magistrate judge and subsequently merged into a criminal case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a magistrate case
Format: A3

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
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Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
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Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
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Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
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Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
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Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
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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
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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
Magistrate Docket Number:   ND-TX  3:19-mj-00614
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: Case type associated with a magistrate case if the current case was merged from a magistrate case
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 docket number originally given to a case assigned to a magistrate judge and subsequently merged into a criminal case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a magistrate case
Format: A3

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 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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