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Sacaton Man Sentenced to Over 8 Years for Robbery with a Machete

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

     PHOENIX – On March 26, 2019, Vince Rivera, 28, of Sacaton, Ariz., a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to over eight years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Rivera had previously pleaded guilty to robbery.  During the robbery, Rivera attacked the victim with a machete, causing permanent injuries to the victim.    

    The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:          CR-18-917-PHX-JJT      

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-036_Rivera


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Updated March 27, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2019-036_Rivera / CR-18-917-PHX-JJT