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Albuquerque Felon Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Jonathon Bouldin, 35, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning in federal court to violating the federal firearms laws. 

Bouldin was arrested on May 18, 2015, on an indictment charging him with unlawfully possessing a firearm on Jan. 22, 2015, in Bernalillo County, N.M.  At the time of his arrest, Bouldin was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of several felony offenses including shoplifting, commercial burglary, conspiracy to commit commercial burglary, and possession of a stolen credit card.

During today’s plea hearing, Bouldin pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on Jan. 22, 2015, he was in possession of a semiautomatic pistol, even though this was prohibited because of his status as a convicted felon.  At sentencing, Bouldin faces a statutory maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison.  Bouldin remains detained pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled. 

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Albuquerque Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Jon Ganjei is prosecuting the case. 

Updated November 24, 2015