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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to 39 Months for Failing to Register and Violating Supervised Release

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Clifton Yazzie, 38, of Fort Defiance, Arizona, was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Chief Judge G. Murray Snow to 30 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Yazzie received an additional 18 months in prison for violating his supervised release in a related case. Yazzie previously pleaded guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and admitted to violating his supervised release.

At sentencing, Chief Judge Snow ordered that Yazzie serve 9 months for his supervised release violation after completing his sentence for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, for a total of 39 months in prison. Yazzie was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender for life. In order to protect the public, the conditions of supervision include that Yazzie participate in a sex offender treatment program and live at a residence preapproved by his probation officer, as well as restrictions on his involvement in certain vocational and volunteer activities. 

The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine D. Keller, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-22-00034-GMS; CR-16-01285-GMS
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-052_Yazzie

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Updated April 27, 2022

Press Release Number: 2022-052_Yazzie