WACO (September 13, 2013)--Two men made initial appearances in federal magistrate’s court Thursday in Waco, one charged in connection with a bank fraud charge and the other charged with possession of child pornography.
Federal magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske ordered Julian William Velasco, IV, of Fort Hood, detained in connection with a possession of child pornography charge that was initiated in Iraq, and set an arraignment hearing for Velasco for Sept. 17.
Manske also ordered Jason Jamel Alston, of Bell County, released from custody on an unsecured $25,000 bond.
He’s charged in connection with a bank fraud scheme.
He’s scheduled for arraignment hearing on Sept. 19.
Federal investigators arrested Valesco after forensic examination of a computer he was using while stationed at a base in Iraq contained images of child pornography.
The federal indictment says in December 2011, examiners noticed several images of child pornography on a computer that was assigned to Contingency Operating Base Adder, in Iraq.
The indictment says Velasco used the computer to send inappropriate images to locations in Texas.
A federal indictment says beginning in January Alston used an elaborate deposit scheme to defraud the USAA Federal Savings Bank of cash that he then withdrew using an ATM card.
The indictment says Alston deposited four checks totaling $2,818.67 into an account, knowing that the checks were worthless.
Soon after the deposits he used his ATM card to withdraw funds from the account.