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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Armed Bank Robbery Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Greg Miera, 51, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 78 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his armed bank robbery conviction.

 

Miera was arrested was arrested in March 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him and four co-defendants, Christian Herrera, 20, Isaiah Gallegos, 22, Christopher Gallegos, 33, and Martin Huertta, 44, all of Albuquerque, with bank robbery. According to the complaint, a source identified the defendants as the individuals involved in robbing the US Bank branch located at 5620 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque, on March 30, 2016. Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers conducted surveillance as a vehicle with four men pulled up to the US Bank on the afternoon of March 30, 2016. Three of the men remained in the vehicle while the fourth entered the bank, threatened to shoot the bank employees, and demanded that two bank tellers place cash into a plastic bag.

 

Huertta, Miera, Herrera, Isaiah Gallegos and Christopher Gallegos were indicted on April 27, 2016, and charged with bank robbery.

 

On Oct. 11, 2016, Miera entered a guilty plea to the indictment and admitted participating in the armed robbery of the U.S. Bank branch in Albuquerque on March 30, 2016.

 

Miera’s four co-defendants have entered guilty pleas and one has been sentenced. Huertta pled guilty on Sept. 9, 2016 and was sentenced on March 14, 2017 to 108 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Isaiah Gallegos entered a guilty plea on April 25, 2017, Christopher Gallegos entered a guilty plea on Feb. 13, 2017, and Herrera entered a guilty plea on Feb. 24, 2017. At sentencing, Isaiah Gallegos, Herrera, and Christopher Gallegos each face a statutory maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison. They remain in custody pending sentencing hearings.

 

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Letitia C. Simms is prosecuting the case.

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Violent Crime
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Updated June 8, 2017