This News Release was issued today by the US Attorney's Office:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON APRIL 18, 2013
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Mexican National Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Treasure Valley Drug Trafficking Case
Six Defendants Sentenced Earlier, Three Await Sentencing
BOISE – Alfredo Dominguez-Villareal, a/k/a Alfredo Vasquez-Dominguez, 29, a Mexican national, was sentenced today to 150 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute fifty grams or more of actual methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Dominguez-Villareal to pay a $1,500 fine. Following his release from prison, Dominguez-Villareal will be subject to deportation. He pleaded guilty to the charge on November 13, 2012.
According to court documents, beginning in January 2011 and continuing through December 16, 2011, Dominguez-Villareal conspired with co-defendants and others to possess and distribute in excess of fifty grams of actual methamphetamine in the Treasure Valley, and transported methamphetamine from California to Idaho for this purpose.
Six co-defendants have been sentenced on related charges, including Jimenez Valencia a/k/a Jorge Jimenez, a Mexican national, to 57 months; Juan Carlos Arredondo-Sicairos a/k/a Victor Kalil Medina-Feliciano, a Mexican national, to 120 months; Delia Garcia-Pineda, a Mexican national, to 37 months; Tanna Spencer, of Parma, Idaho, to 15 months; Hector Morales, of Delano, California, to six months; and Cynthia Casillas, also of Delano, to three years’ probation. 2
Three co-defendants are awaiting sentencing: Nelson Fernando Garcia-Soto, a Mexican national, on May 23; Alonso Martinez, of Earlimart, California, on June 4; and Samuel Chavez, 32, of Boise, on June 24.
The case was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Boise Police Department and the Ada County Sheriff's Office. The OCDETF program is a federal multi agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. Federal task force members include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Marshals Service.
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