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Bandidos Motorcycle Club Member Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Offense

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Jonathan Bivins pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Bivins, 41, of Alamogordo, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

A federal grand jury indicted Bivins on Dec. 6, 2023. According to publicly available court records, on Aug. 31, 2023, the FBI and New Mexico State Police executed a federal search warrant targeting the Bandidos Motorcycle Club (BMC) at a residence in Alamogordo. Bivins, a member of the BMC, was located at the residence along with his motorcycle, BMC gang paraphernalia and thirteen firearms. As a previously convicted felon, Bivins knew that he was prohibited from owning firearms or ammunition.

At sentencing, Bivins faces up to 15 years in prison.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office and New Mexico State Police led the investigation as part of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Spindle and David B. Hirsch are prosecuting the case.

Thirteen firearms on a bed
BMC gang paraphernalia
Updated February 27, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 24-83