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Grand Jury Indicts Texas Nightclub Magnate, 2 Former Dallas Police Officers and Others on Structuring and Drug Charges

DALLAS, Dec. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Northern District of Texas issued the following press release:

A federal grand jury in Dallas has indicted eleven defendants, including Alfredo Navarro Hinojosa, 57, of Dallas, Texas, on felony charges stemming from their involvement in laundering money and the distribution of cocaine at several North Texas nightclubs, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

The indictment supersedes an earlier indictment returned in the case. Eight defendants were charged in that indictment with various felony drug offenses. Four of those defendants have pleaded guilty, three remain fugitives and one is awaiting trial.

The thirty-three count superseding indictment returned yesterday charges Hinojosa, along with, Miguel Casas, 47, of Dallas; Martin Salvador Rodriguez, aka "Chava," 55, of Dallas; Humberto Baltazar Novoa, 39, of Dallas; Eddie Villarreal, 48, of Carrollton, Texas; Craig Woods, 60, of Dallas; Eloy Alvarado Montantes, aka "Don Loy," 36, of Grand Prairie, Texas; Jose Omar Santoyo Salas, aka "Omar Salas," 32, of Arlington, Texas; Erick Johan Lopez Cuellar, aka "Erick Lopez," 30, of Fort Worth; Raul Nunez, aka "Junior," 25, of Grand Prairie, Texas; and Cesar Mendez, 27, of Dallas. …

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