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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cedar Crest Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

ALBUQUERQUE – Elliot Sanchez, 46, of Cedar Crest, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 34 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for violating the federal firearms laws.

Sanchez was arrested on June 17, 2014, on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on Feb. 1, 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M.

On Feb. 27, 2015, Sanchez pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on Feb. 1, 2014 he possessed a .45 caliber pistol and .45 caliber ammunition.  Sanchez admitted that at the time he was not supposed to be in possession of firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of a felony.

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

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Updated May 27, 2015