FRESNO WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BOMB THREAT HOAX AT FRESNO CITY COLLEGE
Remember that time in college when you considered calling in a bomb threat in order to get out of a final….yeah, it’s a good thing you didn’t.
Submitted by the Department of Justice, office of the United States Attorney, Eastern District of California.
FRESNO, Calif. —Judy Gutierrez, 22, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to violating federal law by making a false bomb threat (false information and hoax), United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, on January 22, 2014, Judy Gutierrez emailed a bomb threat to her biology professor at Fresno City College resulting in classes in the science building being canceled for the day. The science building was evacuated and searched, but no bomb was found by police.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Center Community College District Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Duce Rice is prosecuting the case.
Gutierrez is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii on July 27, 2015. Gutierrez faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
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International Fugitive Brought Back to Mono County after 11 Years on the Run
On January 6, 2014, an Investigator from the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, assisted by the Sacramento branch of the FBI traveled to Mexico City to transport a fugitive back to Mono County to face charges for repeatedly and forcibly raping a child while she was between the ages of five and twelve.
Jacinto Flores Xochimitl, a citizen of Mexico, was sought for questioning in 2004 by the Mammoth Lakes Police Department after being accused of forcible rape of a child. On the same day, Mr. Xochimitl fled Mammoth Lakes and boarded a flight to Mexico where he has been in hiding ever since.
The Mono County District Attorney’s Office has been working with the FBI, the US Attorney General’s Office, Department of Homeland Security and Interpol over the last decade to locate and extradite Mr. Xochimitl. During the later part of 2011 and early 2012, the FBI and FBI Legal Attache office in Mexico confirmed the location of the suspect and in July of 2012, the Mono County District Attorney formally requested the extradition of Mr. Xochimitl from Mexico.
Mr. Xochimitl was arrested in Puebla, Mexico by Interpol on January 14, 2014. After unsuccessfully appealing extradition to the United States, the Government of Mexico affirmed the extradition on September 19, 2014. Mr. Xochimitl was transported to the United States on January 6, 2015 and booked into the Mono County Jail in the early hours of January 7.
Mr. Xochimitl is scheduled to be arraigned in Bridgeport on January 13, 2015. He faces 30 years to life in state prison if convicted.
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