A Conroe Man, a Former Acquaintance of Well-Known Navy Seal, Guilty of Illegally Possessing a Firearm

HOUSTON – Daniel Lee Marshall, 45, of Conroe, has entered a plea of guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
The investigation into Marshall began after authorities received a complaint from former U.S. Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell regarding a possible stolen firearm. Marshall had ingratiated himself to Luttrell’s family by falsely posing as a decorated former special forces operator. Lutrell later discovered one of his pistols was missing and believed Marshall was responsible.
That investigation led to the discovery that Marshall had a prior felony conviction in Brazoria County for forgery and is, therefore, prohibited from possessing a firearm.
On April 6, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Marshall’s residence in Conroe, at which time he was taken into custody. Upon that arrest, authorities discovered several firearms. Today, Marshall admitted he illegally possessed a .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a Mossberg, 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun.
U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller, who accepted the guilty plea, has set sentencing for Dec. 18, 2014. At that time, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine. He was permitted to remain on bond pending that hearing.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated with the assistance of the Walker County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Jocher and Jim McAlister are prosecuting.

Congressman Kevin Brady’s Monday Memo

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In this week’s Monday Memo podcast, Democrats join Republicans in calling for the President to seek approvals from Congress. Americans begin to learn more about the terror cells fighting – and profiting — in Syria.
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says natural weather changes are behind the barely one degree of Pacific coastal temperature change from 1900 until now. Yet Global Warming has more of the President attention than securing the border where the situation with the unaccompanied minor children has been put on the President’s political back burner. The huge difference in productivity between the House and the Do Nothing Senate isn’t helping solve the problem.

There are other topics Congressman Brady covered in the memo this week. To listen to the podcast, log onto:

http://kevinbrady.house.gov/monday-morning-memo1/

High School Football Scores

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The Woodlands beat Conroe 51-3
College Park lost to Atascocita 46-21
Oak Ridge defeated Kingwood 30-26
Caney Creek beat Rudder 43-36
Montgomery lost to Westfield 20-6
Willis lost to College Station 59-21
Magnolia lost to Stratford 21-7
Magnolia West beat Tomball 53-29
Splendora lost to Jasper 41-7
New Caney lost to Barbers Hill 31-23
Porter lost to King 69-21
Huntsville lost to A&M Consolidated 37-36
New Waverly beat Lexington 31-26

For a complete rundown of high school football scores statewide, log onto:

http://www.maxpreps.com/national/football.htm

Office Manager Sent to Prison for Defrauding Former Employer of More Than $400,000

HOUSTON – Carol Mack, 43, of Humble, has been sentenced following her conviction on one count of wire fraud for defrauding her former employer of hundreds of thousands of dollars, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Mack pleaded guilty Feb. 14, 2014.
Today, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, who accepted the guilty plea, handed Mack a 39-month sentence to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. She was further ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,569,425.83. At the hearing, the owner of the victim company addressed the court and asked for a just sentence based on the impact Mack’s fraud had on the company. As part of the sentence, Judge Lake imposed enhancements because Mack abused a position of trust and used sophisticated means to carry out the fraud.
As outlined in documents filed with the court and admitted by Mack during her guilty plea, from approximately February 2005 through August 2012, Mack embezzled at least $400,000 from a Houston area plastics company. She wired corporate funds into her bank account, using a credit card terminal to make the wire transfers look like customer refunds.
As part of her guilty plea, Mack admitted she worked at the company as an office manager and executive assistant to the company’s CEO. She had access to sensitive financial information and the ability to process credit card transactions using a point of sale terminal. Mack admitted that beginning in at least February 2005, she stole money from her employer by processing sham customer refunds on more than 500 occasions. She entered credit card numbers linked to her own bank accounts, then prompted the terminal to send refunds to those accounts. Mack admitted she spent the embezzled funds on herself.
Mack also admitted that in order to conceal her scheme, she made false entries in the company’s general accounting ledger. These entries offset the fraudulent customer refunds and made it seem as if the transactions had no cumulative impact on company accounts.
Previously released on bond, Mack was taken into custody following the sentencing today where she will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Pearson.

Grand Parkway Traffic Alert

Upcoming major lane closures for the Grand Parkway Segments F-1, F-2 and G are listed below. Drive Safe!

SEGMENT F-1 (US 290 to SH-249)

US 290 EB total closure from Roberts Road to Mason Road 8 pm Friday, September 26 to 8 pm Saturday, September 27. Detour to frontage road.

US 290 WB total closure from Mueschke Road to Bauer Road nightly from 8 pm Friday, September 26 to 6 am Saturday, September 27. Detour to frontage road.

. FM 2920 EB right lane closure from Krahn Lane to Telge Road 12 pm Friday, August 26 to 8 am Saturday, September 27.

SEGMENT F-2 (SH-249 to I-45 N)

Boudreaux Road total closure from .5 miles west of Kuykendahl to Kuykendahl from 8 pm Sunday, July 20 to 5 am, Tuesday, September 30. Detour to Old Boudreaux Road.

Rocky Road NB and SB total closure from Boudreaux Road to Boudreaux Estates nightly 8 pm to 6 am, Wednesday, October 1 to Friday, October 3.

SH-249 NB total closure from Boudreaux to Old Boudreaux from 10 pm Tuesday, October 7 to 6 am Thursday, October 9. Follow detour signage.

Boudreaux EB and WB total closure from SH-249 to Old Boudreaux Rd. from 8 pm Friday, October 10 to 6 am Sunday, October 12.

SEGMENT G (I-45 N to US 59/I-69)

I-45 SB frontage road total closure from Springwoods Village Pkwy to East Montgomery Road from 8 pm Friday, September 26 to 6 pm Sunday, September 28. Follow detour signage.

. I-45 SB three left lane closure at Spring Crossing Blvd. continuously 8 pm Friday, September 26 to 6 pm Sunday, September 28.

. I-45 SB frontage road right lane closure from Rayford Sawdust to Spring Crossing 9 am to 8 pm on Friday, September 26.

US 59 NB frontage road connector ramp to Community Dr. total closure from 8 pm Sunday, October 12 to 6 am Sunday, November 23.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF LANE CLOSURES PLEASE VISIT GRANDPARKWAY99.COM.
ALL LANE CLOSURES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

FM 1774 Construction in Magnolia and Alternate Routes to take for Stroll Through the Renaissance

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FM 1774
What is closed-
Northbound and southbound from FM-1488 to FM-1488 in Magnolia . Total Closure. Closed continuously from 9:00 AM, Thursday, September 25 to 3:00 PM, Friday, October 10. Detour: Motorist will follow detour signs; east and westbound traffic will continue on FM 1488.

Alternate routes during FM 1774 Construction/Closure:

The City of Magnolia’s Economic Development Coordinator, Tana Ross, says if you are coming from the south-you can turn west, which would be a left hand turn onto Buddy Riley Boulevard and from there you can catch Commerce Street within about a block. Ross says from there, parking is available if you are headed out to the Stroll through the Renaissance event Saturday.
Ross says if you coming from the north, you can take FM 1488, turn onto Buddy Riley Boulevard, come across FM 1774 and take a right onto Commerce Street. The same parking would be available.