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Prior Felon from Taos Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Firearms Laws

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Ivan Lujan, 32, of Taos, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 51 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for violating the federal firearms laws.

Lujan was arrested on Oct. 28, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm on Oct. 9, 2015, in Bernalillo County, N.M.  Lujan was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of his previous convictions in the 8th Judicial District of New Mexico for trafficking a controlled substance, possession of cocaine, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon.

On Nov. 12, 2015, Lujan entered a guilty plea to a felony information charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  In his plea agreement, Lujan admitted that on Oct. 9, 2015, he possessed a semiautomatic pistol even though he was prohibited from doing so because of his status as a convicted felon.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and the Albuquerque Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob Wishard prosecuted the case.

Updated April 12, 2016