SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A former FBI confidential informant and San Diego resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Andrea Gomez, 31, is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 28 by U.S. District Court Judge Janis Sammartino.
According to the plea agreement, Gomez entered into a pact with Gerald John Bretado, Robert Arthur Gomez and others last year to distribute more than 50 grams of meth.
Andrea Gomez admitted that she and Robert Arthur Gomez began distributing thousands of dollars' worth of the drug to individuals in Mauldin, S.C., soon after they relocated there from San Diego, said prosecutor Todd Robinson.
From 2006 to 2008, she worked for the FBI as a confidential informant and was a key witness in the "Keys to the City" investigation, which targeted Hispanic street gang members with ties to the Mexican Mafia criminal organization, according to court documents.
The "Keys to the City" investigation resulted in the indictment of more than 40 individuals and was the subject of a Discovery Channel
documentary, "Inside the FBI."
Due to her cooperation in the "Keys" probe, to ensure her safety and that of her family, the FBI moved Andrea Gomez and her relatives from San Diego to Mauldin, S.C., according to prosecutors.
Co-defendants Bretado and Robert Arthur Gomez previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and are awaiting sentencing.
Adam Shacknai is on the stand Monday morning, as testimony continues in the wrongful death lawsuit of Rebecca Zahau.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Since the shooting massacre last month at a Florida high school, at least 19 threats have been made against San Diego-area schools, and the San Diego County District Attorney's office has charged nine juveniles in connection with those threats and menacing messages.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A warming trend that began Sunday in most of San Diego County will continue Monday with dry and warmer weather expected to continue until the middle of this week.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.