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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Using a Firearm to Rob a Restaurant

November 7, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that yesterday, Raymundo Jarquin-Garcia, 20, of Albuquerque, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for his conviction for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Jarquin-Garcia will be on supervised release for two years after he completes his prison sentence.More »

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty To Armed Robbery Of Fast Food Restaurant In Moriarty

October 15, 2012

Albuquerque – This morning in federal court, Abraham Sedillo, 26, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty to an indictment charging him with a violation of the Hobbs Act without the benefit of a plea agreement.More »

Federal Prison Sentences Handed Down in Columbus, NM Firearms Trafficking Investigation

October 9, 2012

United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced that in Las Cruces, NM, today, United States District Judge Robert C. Brack sentenced four defendants to federal prison for their roles in a firearms trafficking operation.More »

Albuquerque Gang Member to Serve 40 Years in Prison for Federal Firearms and Drug Trafficking Conviction

September 10, 2012

Albuquerque – This morning, a federal judge in Santa Fe, N.M., sentenced Dominic Saavedra, 29, of Albuquerque, to a 40-year term of imprisonment for his conviction on firearms and drug trafficking charges.More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information Related to the Bombing Attack of a Glendale Residence

September 6, 2012

PHOENIX – Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Fred Milanowski of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix Field Division today announced that they are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the bombing of a Glendale Arizona residence.More »

Reward $10,000

August 31, 2012

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is offering a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the June 29, 2012 arson of:More »

Armed Career Criminal From Grants, N.M., Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Unlawful Posession of Firearms

August 27, 2012

Albequerque – Earlier today, a federal judge sentenced Dustin Dean, to a 15-year-term of imprisonment for being an armed career criminal in possession of firearms.More »

Mexican National Sentenced for his Role in Conspiracy to Acquire "Stinger" Missile and Other Military Grade Weapons

August 23, 2012

PHOENIX – On August 22, 2012, David Diaz-Sosa, 27, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg to 25 years in federal prison, to be followed by five years supervised release.More »

Eight Defendants Charged with Participation in Anthony, NM, Drug Trafficking Ring Plead Guilty

August 17, 2012

Albequerque – On Jan. 25, 2012, the owners and operators of a pecan farm in Anthony, N.M., their two sons and four others were arrested on a 24-count indictment alleging federal drug trafficking and money laundering offenses.More »

Federal Jury Finds Corrales, N.M. Man Guilty of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

August 6, 2012

Albequerque – On August 2, 2012, a federal jury sitting in Santa Fe, N.M., found Walter Lee Dieter, 53, of Corrales, N.M., guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm after a four-day trial.More »

Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Firerams

July 31, 2012

PHOENIX – On July 30, 2012, Darrell Lee Mayo, 28, of Phoenix, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 120 months in federal prison. On March 7, 2012, a federal jury found Mayo guilty of five counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.More »

Roswell Man Sentenced to 16.5 Years for Unlawful Possession of Firearm

July 19, 2012

LAS CRUCES – U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that yesterday in federal court in Las Cruces, Raul Roger Orona, Jr., 29, of Roswell, N.M., was sentenced to 16 ½ years in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm.More »

Fugitive on ATF's Most Wanted List Captured

July 12, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ. – On July 9, 2012, Daniel Munoz Perez, 26, of Blackwater, Ariz., was arrested when he attempted to enter the United States near San Diego, Calif. Perez is wanted in connection with aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.More »

ATF National Response Team to Investigate Church Fire

June 29, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ. – The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been activated by request from the City of Tolleson to investigate a fire at the LDS Church. On June 29th, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a fire destroyed the LDS Church located at 701 North 95th Avenue, Tolleson, Arizona. Participating agencies include the Tolleson Fire and Police Department.More »

Fruitland Man Receives 30–Month Prison Sentence for Unlawful Possession of Firearm

June 25, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE — This morning, a federal judge sentenced Donovan Cortez, 34, to a 30-month term of imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Cortez, a member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Fruitland, N.M., will be on supervised release for two years after completing his prison sentence. More »

Gang Member Receives 102–Month Prison Sentence for Armed Robbery of Fast Food Restaurant

June 22, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE — This morning, a federal judge sentenced Manuel Hernandez, 25, of Albuquerque, N.M., to a 102–month term of imprisonment for his conviction on federal firearms and Hobbs Act charges. Hernandez, an admitted member of the Northside Locos Gang, will be on supervised release for five years after he completes his prison sentence.More »

Former Columbus, New Mexico Mayor Sentenced to Federal Prison in Federal Firearms Trafficking Case

June, 14, 2012

United States Attorney Robert Pitman that 52–year–old Eddie Espinoza, former Village of Columbus (NM) mayor, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison in connection with a firearms straw purchasing and trafficking operation.More »

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Related to Detonation of Three Recent Improvised Explosive Devices

May 31, 2012

PHOENIX — Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix Field Division Special Agent in Charge Thomas Atteberry today announces a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the recent criminal bombings in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona. ATF, FBI, Glendale Police Department, and the Phoenix Police Department are currently investigating these incidents.More »

Dennis Mahon Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Scottsdale Bombing Case

May 22, 2012

PHOENIX — Today, Dennis Mahon, 61, of Davis Junction, Ill., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 40 years in prison for conspiracy to damage buildings and property by means of explosive (Count 1), and malicious damage of a building by means of explosive (Count 2) to run concurrently, and 33 months on distribution of information related to explosives (Count 3) to also run concurrently. Following a six–week trial in February 2012, a federal jury found Mahon guilty on all three counts in the superseding indictment in the 2004 bombing of the City of Scottsdale Office of Diversity and Dialogue, and the injury to Donald Logan and other victims.More »

Surpirse Felon Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Firearms

May 16, 2012

PHOENIX – On May 15, 2012, James Arthur Lewis, 34, of Surprise, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 87 months in federal prison. Lewis pleaded guilty on Jan. 3, 2012, to felon in possession of firearms.More »

Drug Courier Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking and Gun Violation

March 20, 2012

PHOENIX, Ariz. — On March 19, 2012, Lisa Rajaphone Sayamontry, 47, of Oakhurst, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg to 15 years in the Bureau of Prisons. Sayamontry was found guilty of Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms or More of Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms or More of Cocaine, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense by Judge Teilborg following a bench trial held before him on December 13–14, 2011.More »

Mexican National Sentenced for her Role in a Conspiracy to Acquire Stinger Missile and Other Military–Grade Weapons

March 6, 2012

PHOENIX — On March 5, 2012, Emilia Palomino–Robles, 42 of Sonora, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg to 10 years in prison, to be followed by five years supervised release. Palomino–Robles entered a guilty plea on April 13, 2011, to one count of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute over 500 grams of Methamphetamine for her role as a courier delivering both 2,029 grams of actual pure methamphetamine and $139,900 to be used as a partial payment for military–grade weaponry that was ultimately destined for export and transfer to a Mexican drug trafficking organization in the Republic of Mexico.More »

Federal Jury Finds Dennis Mahon Guilty in Scottsdale Bombing Case

February 24, 2012

PHOENIX – Dennis Mahon, 61, of Davis Junction, Ill., was found guilty of the 2004 bombing of the City of Scottsdale Office of Diversity and Dialogue, and the injury to Donald Logan and other victims. Specifically, a federal jury in Phoenix found Dennis Mahon guilty of Conspiracy to Damage Buildings and Property by Means of Explosive, Malicious Damage of a Building by Means of Explosive, and Distribution of Information Related to Explosives. Daniel Mahon was found not guilty as charged in Count One of the superseding indictment. The case was tried before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. The defendant is being held after trial. Sentencing is set before Judge Campbell on May 22, 2012.More »

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting the Use of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense

February 13, 2012

PHOENIX — On Feb.8, 2012, Octavio Rivera–Mendez, 36, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty to Aid and Abet Use of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense in federal district court in Phoenix. Sentencing is set for April 23, 2012.More »

Valley Man Sentenced to 24 Months for Possessing and Transporting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

February 7, 2012

PHOENIX — Jeffrey Harbin, 29, of Apache Junction, Ariz., was sentenced on February 6, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake to 24 months’ incarceration. Harbin pleaded guilty on September 26, 2011, to one count of Unlawful Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device and one count of Unlawful Transportation of Explosive Materials.More »

Belen Man to Serve 70 Months in Prison and Pay $10,000 Fine for Unlawful Possession of Firearm

February 3, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE — Today in federal court, a U.S. District Judge sentenced James Cramberg, 42, of Belen, N.M., to a 70–month term of imprisonment to be followed by a three–year term of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Judge also imposed a $10,000 fine on Cramberg.More »

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

February 2, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE – This afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, Robert Hammons, 62, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, was sentenced to a 15-year term of imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hammons will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence. Hammons was arrested on June 22, 2007 and has been in federal custody since that time.More »

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Assault Rifle

February 1, 2012

PHOENIX — On January 31, 2012, Ramon Arturo Amaya–Salazar, 38, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty to being an Alien Unlawfully in Possession of a Firearm in federal district court in Phoenix.More »

Bloomfield Man Sentenced to 77 Months for Federal Firearms Conviction

January 30, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that earlier today Domingo Castillo, 33, of Bloomfield, N.M., was sentenced to 77 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for his felon in possession of a firearm conviction.More »

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearm

January 24, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE – Earlier today, a federal judge sentenced Larry Pam, 35, of Albuquerque, to a 180-month term of imprisonment for being a armed career criminal in possession of a firearm. He will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.More »

Armed Career Criminal Receives 188 Months Prison Sentence for Unlawful Possession of Firearm

January 12, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE — This afternoon, a U.S. District Judge sentenced, Roman Kirby, 37, of Albuquerque, to a 188–month term of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.More »