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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

ALBUQUERQUE – Aaron Ortiz, 31, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 92 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for violating the federal firearms laws.

Ortiz was arrested in June 2014, and charged in an indictment with unlawfully possessing a pistol with an obliterated serial number and ammunition.  At the time of his arrest, Ortiz was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of armed robbery.

On Jan. 20, 2015, Ortiz entered a guilty plea to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Albuquerque Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec prosecuted the case.

Updated May 28, 2015