At the Luncheon JSA will also present the 19th Annual James B. White Award jointly to FBI Special Agent Daniel Gimenez of the FBI Dallas Division, and Special Agent Mario S. Aguilar of the FBI Houston Violent Crimes Task Force. These two Special Agents were the lead investigators that resulted in the charging of 18 suspects that are believed to be responsible for 19 robberies of traveling diamond and jewelry salespersons in FL, OK, TX and VA over the last few years. The suspects are in custody, including four in Colombia, South America, who were arrested on U.S. warrants by police in Colombia. The losses totaled $3,500,000, and the suspects have been indicted on Hobbs Act Robbery, Conspiracy and firearms charges. One of the robberies in TX resulted in the death of a traveling salesperson.
Special Agent Aguilar has also assisted the jewelry industry by being an invited speaker on security at a number of local meetings of AGS Guilds throughout the U.S.
Kennedy said, "JSA honors these agents and their FBI superiors for carrying out an intense and successful investigation resulting in the arrest of violent gang members who carried out a reign of terror on traveling diamond and jewelry salespersons, resulting in millions in losses, and the death of one traveling jeweler."
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