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Arizona Man Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Norbert Michael Tsosie pleaded guilty in federal court to assault of intimate partner by strangulation or suffocation. Tsosie, 31, of Tsalie, Arizona, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been set.

A federal grand jury indicted Tsosie on May 24, 2023. At his plea hearing, Tsosie agreed that on November 2022, he and his intimate partner, Jane Doe argued, and as the argument escalated, he attempted to strangle her.

At sentencing, Tsosie faces up to 10 years in prison.

The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with the assistance of the Jicarilla Apache Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Bell is prosecuting the case.

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Updated February 14, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-71