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District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cibola County Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Bank Robbery Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Daniel Albert Chavez, 53, of Acoma, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 33 months in prison for robbing a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Grants, N.M.  Chavez will be on supervised release for two years following his prison sentence.

Chavez was arrested on March 29, 2016, on an indictment charging him with robbing two banks in Cibola County, N.M.  According to the indictment, Chavez robbed the Bank of New Mexico branch located at 824 West Santa Fe Ave. in Grants on Feb. 20, 2015, and the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 201 North First St. in Grants on Oct. 20, 2015.

 On Aug. 2, 2016, Chavez pled guilty to one bank robbery charge, and admitted robbing the Wells Fargo Bank located at 201 North First St. in Grants, on Oct. 20, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI and the Grants Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Han prosecuted the case.

Updated December 1, 2016