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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tohono O’odham Man Sentenced to 139 Months of Imprisonment

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On March 21, 2016, Cameron Carl Saraficio, 34, of Santa Cruz, Ariz., a member of the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to 139 months of imprisonment. Saraficio had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with a deadly/dangerous weapon.   

     On Dec. 25, 2014, Tohono O’odham police officers responded to a report of a domestic incident in progress.  Saraficio had struck his girlfriend on the head with a large rock multiple times causing severe facial and head lacerations.  As a result of a prior felony conviction for assaulting the same victim, Saraficio had been released from prison just seven months earlier.  Citing the need to protect the public and the victims from further acts of violence Sarafico, the court sentenced Saraficio to 115 months in prison for his new crimes and revoked Saraficio’s supervised release on his previous conviction adding two years to be served consecutively for a total of 139 months of imprisonment.  The victim is also a member of the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Tohono O’odham Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Serra M. Tsethlikai and Rui Wang, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Tucson.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-15-0773-TUC-RCC and CR 12-1205-TUC-JGZ      

RELEASE NUMBER:   2016-027_Saraficio


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Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
CR-15-0773-TUC-RCC and CR 12-1205-TUC-JGZ / 2016-027_Saraficio
Updated March 24, 2016