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Felon from Sandia Pueblo Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Robert Lorenzo Perea, 32, of Sandia Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 21 months in prison for violating federal firearms laws by unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition.  Perea will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.


Perea was arrested in Nov. 2016, on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on Jan. 31, 2016, in Sandoval County, N.M.  According to the indictment, Perea was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of child abuse and false imprisonment.


On Jan. 20, 2017, Perea pled guilty to the indictment.  In entering the guilty plea, Perea, admitted that on March 29, 2010, he was convicted of two counts of child abuse and false imprisonment and was therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition on Jan. 31, 2016.


This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Sandia Pueblo Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle prosecuted the case.

Updated September 26, 2017

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