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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 30, 2018

Isleta Pueblo Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Robbery Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Gilbert J. Zuni, 31, an enrolled member of the Isleta Pueblo who resides in Bosque Farms, N.M., was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 33 months of imprisonment for his conviction on a robbery charge.  Zuni will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Zuni was charged with robbery in a felony information filed on Dec. 19, 2017.  The information charged that Zuni committed the offense by unlawfully taking a purse and its contents on July 8, 2016, on Laguna Pueblo in Bernalillo County, N.M. 

Zuni pled guilty to the felony information on Dec. 19, 2017, and admitted that on July 8, 2016, while at the Route 66 Casino on the Laguna Pueblo, he followed the victim to her vehicle, pushed the victim down, retrieved her purse from the floorboard of her vehicle, and fled in a vehicle driven by another person.  Zuni admitted the purse contained checks and credit cards, and that the victim reported a loss of approximately $2,462.47. 

This case was investigated by the Laguna/Acoma Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Novaline D. Wilson.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated March 30, 2018