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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Robbery Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Ronald P. Lopez, 25, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty this morning in federal court to a bank robbery charge.  Lopez entered the guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement.

The FBI arrested Lopez on March 14, 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the US Bank branch located at 2015 Eubank Blvd., in Albuquerque on Feb. 26, 2018.  Lopez subsequently was indicted on April 10, 2018, and was charged with bank robbery on Feb. 26, 2018, in Bernalillo County, N.M.

At sentencing, Lopez faces a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.  Lopez has been in federal custody since his arrest and will remain detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Niki Tapia-Brito is prosecuting the case.

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Updated August 29, 2018