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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Idaho

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Bart M. Davis
, United States Attorney
Contact: Cassie Fulghum

Nampa Man Sentenced to Prison on Federal Gun Charge

BOISE – Peter Albert Rodriguez, 28, of Nampa, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. U.S. District Court Judge David C. Nye ordered that upon completion of that sentence, Rodriguez serve an additional three years of supervised release. A federal grand jury indicted Rodriguez on December 12, 2017.

 

According to court records, in October 2017, law enforcement agents used a confidential informant to purchase three firearms and marijuana from Rodriguez. Agents later executed a search warrant at Rodriguez’s residence and vehicle. Inside the vehicle, agents located three additional firearms. Rodriguez is a gang member and has a prior conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm.

 

The indictment was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,

Firearms and Explosives, the Nampa Police Department, and the Boise Police Department.

 

This case is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.

 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

 

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