Dozen from Cobb get fed prison time
by MDJ staff
July 04, 2013 12:00 AM | 4996 views | 13 13 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — A dozen Cobb County residents have been sentenced to more than 100 years in federal prison on narcotics, firearms and immigration-related charges.

They were accused of running a drug trafficking ring, possessing weapons and circulating counterfeit money.

“Now, these defendants have traded their contraband for a combined 141 years (and) four months in federal prison,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates in a prepared statement Wednesday.

Smyrna residents sentenced:

The following Smyrna residents and their sentences include: Nemias Cintora-Gonzalez, 30, received 29 years and four months in prison followed by five years of supervised release; Jorge Armando-Reyes, 31, received 17 years and six months in prison, five years of supervised release; Edgar Cintora-Gonzalez, 26, received 11 years and eight months in prison, three years of supervised release; Israel Edgardo Revera-Pacheco, 29, received 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release; and Victor Hugo Morales-Avila, 35, will serve nine years, four months in prison, three years of supervised release.

Marietta residents sentenced:

The following Marietta residents and their sentences include: Alvaro Carraza Echeverria, 50, was sentenced to 21 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release; Jose Vazquez Estrada, 35, received 15 years, seven months in prison, five years of supervised release; Pedro Gutierrez Valdiviez, 48, received 18 years, nine months in prison, five years of supervised release; Maria Yobal Perez, 51, was sentenced to eight years, one month in prison, five years of supervised release; and Brenda Perez, 31, got one year probation.

Eight defendants pleaded guilty and Nemias Cintora-Gonzalez and Armando-Reyes were convicted after a jury trial.

Probe began in 2012

According to Yates, the charges stem from an investigation into a drug trafficking organization that was operating in metro Atlanta. Agents learned about it Feb. 2, 2012.

It all began when Nemias Cintora-Gonzalez reportedly devised a plan to assault a fellow drug dealer because of an outstanding $2,700 debt. He was overheard speaking to another associate about his plans to have four others with him the next morning to hurt someone else in order to get the money back.

A few hours later, while conducting surveillance of Cintora-Gonzalez’s apartment in Smyrna, agents saw Cintora-Gonzalez move two large bags from the trunk of a white Honda Accord, registered to an alias of Nemias Cintora-Gonzalez, into the trunk of a white Suzuki Verona, registered to the wife of Revera-Pacheco.

Agents served a search warrant that same day at 10:45 p.m. and that’s when they arrested Armando-Reyes, Nemias Cintora-Gonzalez, Edgar Cintora-Gonzalez, Morales-Avila, Revera-Pacheco and Brenda Perez.

During the search, they reportedly found 13 handguns, four assault rifles, magazines and ammunition for the weapons, meth, cocaine, two electronic stun guns, two crowbars, one bolt cutter, police gear, a black ski mask, turtle-neck shirt and gloves, more than $11,000 in counterfeit money, drug packaging materials, zip ties and two bulletproof vests.

When agents searched the suspects’ cellphones, they said they found photographs of Armando-Reyes and Morales-Avila posing with assault weapons and police gear.

Approximately 20 days later they arrested Estrada at his home in Marietta, where they reported finding 909 grams of meth on dinner plates in the kitchen.

Agents arrested Valdiviez on April 18, 2012. He was reportedly Estrada’s drug partner and was caught after he attempted to sell 6 ounces of meth to an undercover agent in a Marietta Wal-Mart parking lot.

Maria Yobal Perez was arrested May 16, 2012, at her Marietta home, after she allegedly was overheard conducting meth transactions on behalf of her husband, Echeverria. The release did not say who overheard her or where this alleged transaction took place.

These cases were investigated by special agents and task force officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Secret Service and Internal Revenue Service.



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anonymous
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July 16, 2013
Lib: I grew up here and don't come back with "this is the times now." There are still places where you can leave your car unlocked and your windows open. Cobb County has declined.
yestsFi was
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July 06, 2013
@Lib in Cobb. Those of us that grew up here, and I don't get the feel you did that, have watched parts of Cobb County decline. This is not a recent activity. If you would please check the facts and numbers before you post discriminatory comments, you will find that, in fact, the increase in crime is, in fact, due to race and/or country of origin. I know you don't want to hear that, but facts are facts. Check it out, then get back to us.

Federal prison
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July 05, 2013
Federal prison is where all the doctors and lawyers get time. It is like an oasis and I am confused as to why they aren't serving time in a regular prison? These people are a waste of taxpayer dollars. You continue to vote in democrats, we will continue to freebees, welfare, illegals, etc. Sad
Lib in Cobb
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July 05, 2013
@Federal, oh yeah the Dems are just not up with what the country wants. Not one country invaded in the last 4 plus years. Yeah, I know, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.

You are finished.
Sadder
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July 06, 2013
Sadder is the fact that you obviously have no clue as to what you are spouting off about. During Obama's first year in office he was responsible for deporting almost 400,000 illegal immigrants, as opposed to Republican, G W Bush, who was responsible for only 113,000 during his first year in office, so stop making things up and become a little more informed before you make such rediculious uninformed statements and looking so foolish!!! If you do not like POTUS, then, do not like him, no one really cares how you feel, but for crying out loud, stop all the B. S.
`legup
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July 05, 2013
It would be interesting to ask Pelligerno if he and the rest of the pro-mex to pay for the upkeep room and board for just these lawbreakers. You can bet anything he nor none of his fellow anti-USA would even send these jailbirds a postage stamp.
Pat H
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July 04, 2013
Note to Congress - are you paying attention? This is what the illegal invasion brought to our suburbs.

Unfortunately, it is just the tip of the iceberg of criminal activities in Cobb brought to you by illegal aliens and their gang bangers anchor babies.
Lib in Cobb
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July 05, 2013
@Pat: Not all undocumented immigrants are criminals, not all lawyers are honest stand up citizens, not all African Americans are thugs, pimps ad whores. You, like so many other Cobb residents are generalizing due to race and or country of origin. Shame on you and those who agree with you.
anonymous
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July 06, 2013
@Pat H. I don't agree with you at all. Please go back as I told Lib to go back and check your facts about Cobb County. It is not a popular (and not safe) subject to discuss, and I would never say it except in writing, but black crime in Cobb County and all over America is far, far, far much more of a problem than illegal invasion. And nobody's civil rights are being taken away except that some people are drumming into some people's heads that whites are bad and are creating this divide. And it isn't the Crackers that are doing this. In fact, in the GW case, I was shocked out of my seat to hear the term Cracker. Funny, I am one, but nobody ever called me that to my face. Blacks have so very many unspoken rules out there, et al, Cracker is okay, but N is not. Wait, N is okay if spoken by a N, but N is not okay if spoken by a Cracker. O-K-A-Y. Whatever it takes for me to avoid violence, I will do whatever you want me to do. I bow down.
Ol' Vern
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July 06, 2013
Please excuse 'Lib in Cobb'...the handle says it all. These are all fine upstanding Dem voters here being sent off to prison after being rousted by 'the man (R)'. You get the bleeding heart picture.

Review the racial and cultural mix in prisons and draw your own conclusions about Lib's comments.
Gringo Bandito
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July 04, 2013
It doesn't sound like any of them were exactly FROM Cobb.
Billy Goat
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July 04, 2013
Yeah but it really is only 120 years as they get 15% off for 'good time'. If they make trouble inside that good time can be taken away.
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