In a related matter, the government has agreed to vacate the conviction of Angela Aguilar pending its appeal of Judge Matz’s dismissal of the indictments against Ms. Aguilar’s co-defendants, Lindsay Manufacturing, Keith Lindsey and Steve Lee. After her conviction, Ms. Aguilar faced up to twenty years in prison.
Ms. Aguilar’s indictment was not dismissed by Judge Matz’s ruling. She did not fight her conviction. Rather, in June, she agreed to a sentencing deal that required her to forfeit $3 million. In exchange, she was released from federal detention and allowed to return to Mexico. Mr. Aguilar remains a fugitive.