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December 11, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Bapchule Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

PHOENIX – On Dec.10, 2013, Mario Lee White, 27, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Carr to 100 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to two counts of felon in possession of a firearm on June 26, 2013.

                 On Jan. 22, 2013, White was driving a vehicle within the Ak-Chin Indian Community when he was pulled over for a traffic violation.  Inside the vehicle officers found a firearm and drug paraphernalia.  On March 6, 2013, White was driving a vehicle on the Gila River Indian Community when he fled from police at a high speed with two passengers in the vehicle. He eventually rolled the vehicle off the side of the road.  Officers also found another firearm in the vehicle.  White had previously been convicted of armed robbery and aid and abet.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ak-Chin Police Department, and Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-13-00367-PHX-NVW
RELEASE NUMBER:   2013-095_White

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