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Rio Rancho Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Firearms Laws

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Trevor Bianchini, 24, of Rio Rancho, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition.  Bianchini was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. 

Bianchini was arrested in March 2015, on a two-count indictment charging him with (1) being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and (2) possession of body armor by a person who had been convicted of a felony violent crime offense.  According to the indictment, Bianchini committed the offenses on May 24, 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M.  At the time, Bianchini was prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition, or body armor because he previously had been convicted of burglary of a vehicle, conspiracy to commit burglary of a vehicle, and two counts of residential burglary.

On Aug. 18, 2015, Bianchini pled guilty to both counts of the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.

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

Updated February 18, 2016