21, 2009 Colleyville, Texas
Prominent US Defense Contractor
Arrested by Colleyville Police for Drug
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RICHARD RONALD RALEY, 50, of 3500 Cambridge Court in
Colleyville. Colleyville PD - Two charges of
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group
3 = 28 Grams<200 Grams. Arrested at 2800 State
Highway 121 (Euless) at 4:13 PM by Officer Brian
Thorne. Raley listed his occupation as self-employed
in Sales. His 2007 Hummer H2 was towed. Bonds
totaling $40,000; bonded out at 7:45 PM on 11/05/09.
(mugshot not available at press time)
According to records obtained by LocalNewsOnly.com Raley
has previous arrests for DWI, Fraudulent Possession
of a Controlled Substance, Driving While License
Suspended, and Theft of Service by Credit Card in
Austin and Fort Worth.
LEANNA SUE GOBER, 42, of 1605 Reever Street in
Arlington. Colleyville PD - Manufacture/Delivery of
a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 3/4 = 28
Grams<200 Grams, and Possession of a Controlled
Substance, Penalty Group 3 = 28 Grams<200Grams.
Arrested at 2800 State Highway 121 (Euless) at 4:11
PM on 11/04/09 by Officer Brian Thorne. Gober listed
her occupation as self-employed. Her Chevrolet 2500
was towed. Transferred to Tarrant County Correction
Center where she remained at press time with Bonds
Two suspicious vehicles were observed by police on
Wednesday morning, November 4th, in the parking lot
of the Chase Bank at 5026 Colleyville Boulevard. One
of the occupants, a white female driving a Chevrolet
2500 truck appeared to receive a monetary
transaction from a middle-aged white male in an H2
Later that same afternoon, the owner of the Hummer,
identified as Richard R. Raley, 50, who lives on a
gated cul-de-sac in Woodland Hills in Colleyville,
was seen driving east on Glade Road. Raley was
followed by police to the Vineyard Village Shopping
Center in Euless, at Glade and State Highway 121,
where he parked the H2 in the parking lot in the
area of the Ross Dress For Less store.
Richard Raley was again met by the woman in the
Chevrolet, identified as Leanna Sue Gober, 42, of
Arlington. Raley was observed by the police
receiving a quantity of suspected drugs from Gober,
and afterwards began to drive away. Colleyville
Police, aided by members of the Tarrant County
Narcotics Task Force, immediately detained the pair
and put both under arrest for charges of Possession
of a Controlled Substance and Leanna Gober was
additionally charged with Manufacture/Delivery of
the suspected painkilling drugs.
Procedurally, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner
conducts testing to determine the exact nature of
suspected narcotics before forwarding the results
onto the Tarrant County District Attorney for
Self-employed in Sales would be an understatement of
Raley's business. Richard R. Raley is the President
and CEO of American United Logistics, a massive
inland cargo freight shipping company doing business
in the Middle East, primarily in Kuwait and Iraq.
According to public records, between the years 2000
and 2008, AUL received $16,358,245 in US government
Defense Department contracts alone.
pictured in the striped shirt, as of October
21, 2009, American United Logistics has
received from 2000 to 2008 $16,358,245 in
AUL released a press release in January 2009
about government contracts, the complete
release can be read
In April, the National Defense Transportation
Association issued Raley's company the NDTA Quality
"American United Logistics (AUL) continues to
dominate the freight forwarding industry in Iraq by
maintaining standards of excellence in customer
service, support, and satisfaction. Operating in the
most austere conditions imaginable, AUL maintains a
.557% reported discrepancy standard for cargo
delivered in Iraq, well below the industry standard
of 1%. They accomplish this by taking pride in
ensuring every piece of cargo is protected against
the wartime elements"
"In coordination with the USC-05 ocean carriers, AUL
delivered cargo on time, on target, and on average
ten days ahead of the Required Delivery Date
throughout FY08. Their demonstrated service record
was instrumental in recent Multi-National Security
and Transition Command decisions to shift all
Foreign Military Sales cargo deliveries from North
Port Umm Qasr to South Port Umm Qasr to facilitate
the immediate handling and processing by AUL."
"The 840th Transportation Battalion says: "AUL's
flexibility has provided a unique service by
spearheading a remarkable collaboration in
partnership with industry and sustainment of
Coalition Forces in the theater'."
Richard Raley pictured between (Ret.) Lt. General
Kenneth R. Wykle on the left and Major General James
Hodge on the right receiving the NDTA award in
Atlanta, Georgia on April 9, 2009.
According to public records obtained by Local News
Only, Richard Raley had a previous drug related
brush with the law in Tarrant County when he was
arrested on September 29, 1999, for Felony
Possession of a Controlled Substance by Fraud. That
charge was later reduced to a Class A
Misdemeanor-Possession of a Controlled Substance,
when the 371st District Court judge deferred the
case down to Community Supervision probation.
Also on June 5, 2002, Austin Police arrested Richard
Ronald Raley for Driving While Intoxicated, a Class
B Misdemeanor. In March, 2003, Raley pleaded No
Contest in a Travis County Court of Law, resulting
in the $1,400 fine suspended down to a mere $400.
After his current arrest, Richard Raley immediately
secured the services of a famed criminal Attorney
and former Fort Worth Councilman, Jim Lane.
Raley's first phone call however, wasn't directly to
his lawyer, according to an unnamed source. The
initial call went out to Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry
Jones. Reportedly, Richard Raley has a suite in
Cowboys Stadium in close proximity to Jones' own.