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February 6 , 2013                                                                                                                                                                                          

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PHOENIX– On Feb. 4, 2013, Robert Francis Dayaye, Jr. (a.k.a. “Fat Rob”), 33, of Whiteriver, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judges Neil V. Wake and G. Murray Snow to a combined term of imprisonment of 15 years.  Dayaye pleaded guilty on Oct. 5, 2102, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and attempted carjacking in two separate cases.

Before his arrest, Dayaye was the leader of the Diamond Creek Boyz (“DC Boyz”) gang on the Ft. Apache Indian Reservation.  On Dec. 6, 2011, Dayaye was found in a vehicle with a handgun and over 100 grams of actual methamphetamine.  A federal search warrant was executed on a storage locker Dayaye was utilizing in Feb. 2012, and approximately 100 firearms were seized, most of which were military style weapons and four of which were illegal.

On June 11, 2011, Dayaye ordered four others to steal a car from a female acquaintance. The four men attempted to steal the car by force, which resulted in the hospitalization of the victim.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration, as part of the Northern Arizona Violent Gang and Safe Streets Task Force.  The prosecution was handled by Dimitra H. Sampson and Keith E. Vercauteren, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-12-8017-PCT-NVW and CR 12-8098-005-PCT-GMS         
RELEASE NUMBER:     2013-014_Dayaye

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