Mexican National Sentenced For Unlawful Possession Of Firearm
POCATELLO — Rigoberto Torres-Perez, 31, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to nine months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Torres-Perez was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pocatello on June 25, 2013, and pleaded guilty on January 15, 2014.
According to the plea agreement, police officers encountered Torres-Perez on November 4, 2012, during a search of another individual’s residence in Idaho Falls. Torres-Perez was in possession of a 9 millimeter pistol with an obliterated serial number. Torres-Perez is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a drug conviction in Arizona in 2006.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Idaho Falls Police Department.