Twenty-second Person Sentenced In Treasure Valley Aryan Knights Investigation
BOISE – Joshua Nall, 32, of Boise, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. He pleaded guilty to the charge on May 21, 2013.
According to the plea agreement, Nall admitted that on April 13, 2012, he possessed a Glock .40 pistol, which he provided to a confidential informant. Nall was prohibited from possessing the pistol because he was previously convicted in 2008 of unlawfully possessing a firearm, a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.
Nall’s case was part of a larger investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, involving the Aryan Knights gang, in which 23 people were charged with drug trafficking and firearms violations; all have pleaded guilty, 22 have been sentenced and one is awaiting sentencing. Through the investigation, law enforcement agents identified Aryan Knights gang members who were trafficking methamphetamine, as well as associates of the gang who were the source of that methamphetamine.
The Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Caldwell Police Department, Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Idaho Department of Correction. The Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) also contributed to the investigation, including the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and U.S. Marshals Service.
Nall was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.