The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          



 

Dalia Valencia Sentenced to Federal Prison
El Paso
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Longview Man Indicted for Student Financial Aid Fraud Scheme; Sister Pleads Guilty
ߦ   MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in New York for Murder of Four Young Men in Park and Killing of Rival at Deli
ߦ   O.J. Simpson robbery victim to testify in favor of Simpson's parole
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Arrests Summary
ߦ   Six Defendants Charged in Expanded Securities Fraud Conspiracy
ߦ   The Real Jihadist Threat No One Is Watching
ߦ   Two More Defendants Plead Guilty in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims
ߦ   Young Meth Smuggler Ordered to Federal Prison
ߦ   Fired cop who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards indicted on murder charge
ߦ   Former Teacher Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Child Sex Tourism and Child Pornography Offenses
ߦ   Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens
ߦ   Justine Damond died from gunshot wound to abdomen, medical examiner says
ߦ   Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison
ߦ   Seattle insists it's a model for progressive policing – so why was Charleena Lyles killed?
ߦ   South Texas ICE officers remove Mexican man wanted for homicide
ߦ   Who Pays for Jail Rape?
ߦ   Elderly Lady Sees What’s On Officer’s Badge, Decides To Make Her Life A Living Hell (Video)
ߦ   Harvard Study on Police Shootings and Race Offers Shocking Conclusion
ߦ   Teen says tattoo covering half his face is making it hard to find work
ߦ   Woman Says Police Threw Boyfriend off Bridge, Body Cam Proves That’s a Lie
ߦ   “Pimp” Sentenced to 293 Months in Federal Prison in Child Sex Trafficking Case
ߦ   2 dead after police chase leads to fiery north Houston crash
ߦ   Agenda - Galveston County Commissioners Court - July 18
ߦ   Freeport Police Chase Ends In Surfside
ߦ   Harris County deputy taken by Life Flight after being struck by vehicle
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Judge Earl Kent Ellis
ߦ   Member of International Child Exploitation Conspiracy Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison
ߦ   Texas woman's body found in trunk of man's vehicle in Ohio
ߦ   Theft Brings 10 Years In Prison In Fort Bend County
ߦ   Two Sent to Prison for More than 20 Years for Sex Trafficking of Minors
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker off Galveston
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs man off ship in Gulf of Mexico
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Information
ߦ   Fraudulent Automated Calls Being Made to Citizens in Texas

 
Search Archives:



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PAO DARYL FIELDS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

Dalia Valencia Sentenced to Federal Prison

In El Paso this morning, 44-year-old Dalia Valencia was sentenced to federal prison announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Waldemar Rodriguez, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy, and Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist.

On May 27, 2016, Valencia pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property and one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute, namely acts of kidnapping, drug trafficking and money laundering.

Today, Senior United States District Judge David Briones imposed a 120-month sentence on the theft of government property charge and a 180-month sentence on the RICO charge. Both sentences are to run concurrent. In addition to the prison terms, Judge Briones ordered that Valencia pay over $80,000 in restitution to the families of her victims and $49,897 to the Social Security Administration; and, a money judgment for $12,480,000, to be paid joint and several with her brothers Emmanuel Velasco Gurrola and Samuel Velasco Gurrola. Judge Briones also ordered that Valencia forfeit to the Government real estate properties she owned in El Paso.

On March 23 and 24, 2017, Emmanuel Velasco Gurrola and Samuel Velasco Gurrola, respectively, were sentenced to life in federal prison for their roles in a murder-for-hire plot.

According to evidence presented during Samuel Velasco’s trial, in 2008, Samuel Velasco was married to Ruth Sagredo Escobedo. At the time, he was under indictment in El Paso County for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. Evidence further revealed that from September 2008 until November 2008,
Samuel initiated a plot, with Dalia and Emmanuel’s help, to kill Sagredo while in Mexico in order to prevent her from testifying in the State case.

Testimony revealed that with Emmanuel’s help, Samuel also arranged to have Sagredo’s father and sister killed in an attempt to lure Sagredo to Mexico. On October 3, 2008, Francisco Maria Sagredo Villareal, Samuel’s father-in-law, was murdered in his house in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. On November 20, 2008,
Francisco’s daughter, Cinthia Sagredo Escobedo, was murdered in Ciudad Juarez. Two days later, while traveling to her sister Cinthia’s funeral, Ruth Sagredo Escobedo and her friend Roberto Martinez were ambushed and murdered.

According to court records, Dalia, Emmanuel, and Samuel were part of a criminal organization that ran a crossborder car theft ring and imported and distributed tons of marijuana. The organization also engaged in an international kidnapping scheme whereby victims were kidnapped and held in Juarez, Mexico, while they and other criminal associates located in El Paso extorted ransom payment from the victims’ families.

Dalia, Emmanuel, and Samuel’s sister, 43-year-old Monica Velasco, remains a fugitive in this case. Monica Velasco is charged with conspiracy to violate the RICO statute, two money laundering counts and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and import over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. If you have information as to
Monica Velasco’s whereabouts, contact the United States Marshals Service in El Paso at (915) 534-6779.

This investigation was conducted by the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the United States Marshals Service, the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, and the El Paso Police Department.
Assistant United States Attorneys Daphne Newaz and John Gibson are prosecuting this case on behalf of the
Government.
#####
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  


© 1999-2017 The Police News. All rights reserved.