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Los Lunas Man Receives 37-Month Prison Sentence for Federal Firearms Conviction

March 2, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that, this morning in Albuquerque federal court, William J. Pyle, 30, was sentenced to a 37-month term of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release based on a federal firearms conviction. Pyle, a Los Lunas resident, has been in federal custody since March 5, 2010 when he was transferred into the custody of the United States Marshals Service from the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility. Pyle also was ordered to pay $8,607.50 to account for damage hie caused to a Bosque Farms Police Department vehicle.

Pyle was indicted on February 23, 2010 and charged with possessing two firearms and ammunition on May 26, 2008 at a time when he was prohibited from possessing firearms based on his status as a convicted felon. The indictment alleged that Pyle had previously been convicted of: (1) possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of an unregistered firearm in the Second Judicial District Court (Bernalillo County) for the State of New Mexico, and (2) possession of an unregistered firearm in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. Pyle entered a guilty plea to the indictment on November 16, 2010.

Assistant United States Attorney Roberto D. Ortega prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.



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