LAREDO, Texas – A Laredo man has been sentenced to federal
prison after being a fugitive from justice for more than 10 years, announced
Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.
Luis Enrique Flores, 44, pleaded guilty May 6, 2005,
admitting he possessed with intent to distribute more than four kilograms of
In August 2005, Flores was released on bond but then failed
to appear for his hearings or report to pretrial services. Flores remained a
fugitive until his arrest on June 5, 2017. He pleaded guilty to a charge of
failure to appear on July 31, 2017.
Today, U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana ordered he serve a
total of 108 months in federal prison - 100 months for the drug conviction
followed by a consecutive sentence of eight months imprisonment for the failure
to appear. Flores will also serve a five-year-term of supervised release
following completion of his sentence.
He has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a
U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the original
drug investigation. The U.S. Marshals Service and its Fugitive Task Force
investigated the charges of failure to appear. Assistant U.S. Attorney José
Angel Moreno is prosecuting the case.