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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of New Mexico

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 1, 2016
Damon P. Martinez
, United States Attorney
Contact: Elizabeth Martinez

Prior Felon From Albuquerque Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Firearms Laws

ALBUQUERQUE – Bradley Soza, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court to 66 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Soza was arrested on Feb. 9, 2015, on an indictment charging him charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition on June 29, 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M.  Soza was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of his prior felony convictions for armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, tampering with evidence, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm or destructive device.

On March 22, 2016, Soza pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on June 29, 2014, he was in possession of a pistol loaded with ammunition.  Soza further admitted that he was prohibited from being in possession of firearms or ammunition because of his status as a convicted felon.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Albuquerque Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy S. Vasquez prosecuted the case.

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