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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Anchorage Drug Trafficker Receives Ten Year Sentence

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Albert Diaz Gumataotao, III, a resident of Anchorage, has been sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 120 months in prison for his conviction of the crime of drug trafficking conspiracy. 

United States District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason imposed the sentence on 24 year-old Gumataotao.  

According to information presented to the court by Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin White Bradley, who prosecuted the case, Gumataotao and his co-defendant, David Alan Gonzales, accepted delivery of a package containing 52 grams of pure methamphetamine.  Co-defendant Gonzales is pending trial in this matter.                     

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Gleason noted the serious nature of the offense, the defendant’s history and the need to protect the public.                        

Ms. Loeffler commends the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation leading to the convictions in this case.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases. 

Updated January 29, 2015