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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

Monday, November 20, 2017

Canyon County Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of 2,800 Rounds of Ammunition

BOISE Herminio Sandoval, 63, of Caldwell, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to unlawful possession of ammunition, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.


On October 22, 2014, Sandoval was convicted of conspiracy to attempt to evade and defeat tax and was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.  He was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised release.  According to the plea agreement, on May 21, 2017, United States Probation officers visited Sandoval at his residence in Caldwell, Idaho.  After noticing a pistol holster on the dining room table, probation officers asked Sandoval to open a gun safe that was located in the dining/family room of his residence.  A probation officer located approximately 2,800 rounds of various caliber ammunition inside of the safe.


A charge of unlawful possession of ammunition is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of three years.


Sentencing is set for February 13, 2018, before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.


This case was investigated by the United States Probation Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Firearms Offenses
Updated November 20, 2017