Man Sentenced to 21 months in Prison for Committing Perjury in His Federal Trial by Lying About His Sexual Dysfunction
ALBUQUERQUE – Leon Sanchez, 30, a member of Isleta Pueblo who resides in Bosque Farms, N.M., pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque today to a charge of felony child endangerment under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
In his plea agreement, Sanchez admitted committing the crime in Isleta Pueblo on Oct. 6, 2018, by discharging a firearm in the general direction of a child under the age of 18. Although the child was unharmed, Sanchez admitted that his reckless actions placed the child in a situation that endangered the child’s life or health.
Sanchez is currently on pretrial release pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled. He faces up to a three-year term of imprisonment.
The Isleta Pueblo Tribal Police Department investigated this case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frederick Mendenhall.