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U.S. v. Ernesto Hernandez-Montemayor

 
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Ernesto Hernandez-Montemayor
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DOJ Criminal
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November 6, 2015
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U.S. v. Ernesto Hernandez-Montemayor
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U.S. v. Hernandez-Montemayor, No. 4:15-cr-00617 (S.D. Tex. 2015).
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Aircraft
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Mexico
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2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010.
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Director of Aviation for the State Government of Tamaulipas (Ernesto Hernandez-Montemayor).
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Ernesto Hernandez-Montemayor, a Mexican citizen, was the Director of Aviation for the State Government of Tamaulipas in Mexico from approximately 2005 to 2010. During this time, he was responsible for maintaining the aircraft belonging to the Tamaulipas government.

According to the DOJ, between 2005 and 2010, Hernandez-Montemayor conspired with the employees of a U.S.-based aviation company (“Aviation Company”) to obtain improper payments and launder the proceeds. Employees of the Aviation Company, working alongside Hernandez-Montemayor, allegedly agreed to increase the prices they charged the Tamaulipas government, and pay Hernandez-Montemayor a kickback using the surplus funds. In exchange, Hernandez-Montemayor allegedly agreed to ensure that the government would continue to use the Aviation Company’s services and products.

On December 27, 2016, after the DOJ’s complaint was unsealed, the DOJ announced that Hernandez-Montemayor pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering on December 9, 2016. On January 12, 2017, Hernandez-Montemayor was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
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Conspiracy - Money Laundering
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Plea
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Not stated.
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0
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Foreign
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Mexico
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Contract Procurement/Retention
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Not stated.
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Cash
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Not stated.
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Mexico
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No
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No