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Santa Fe Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Firearms Laws

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Daniel M. Schiffmiller, 24, of Santa Fe, N.M., was sentenced last week in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., for his conviction on firearms-related charges.  Schiffmiller was sentenced on Dec. 6, 2017, to 19 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.


The FBI arrested Schiffmiller on Oct. 21, 2016, on a criminal complaint that charged him with violating the federal firearms laws on Sept. 14, 2016, in Santa Fe County, N.M.  According to the criminal complaint, on Sept. 14, 2016, FBI Special Agents seized a modified firearm that had no serial number when they executed a search warrant at Schiffmiller’s storage locker.  At the time the FBI executed the search warrant, Schiffmiller was incarcerated at the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility.


Schiffmiller subsequently was indicted on Nov. 15, 2016, and was charged with possessing an unregistered firearm and possessing a firearm that had no serial number.  According to court documents, Schiffmiller did not have any firearms registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR).


On July 3, 2017, Schiffmiller pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on Sept. 14, 2016, he possessed a modified shotgun that was not registered to him in the NFRTR.  He also admitted that the modified firearm did not have a serial number.


This case was investigated by the Santa Fe office of the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Kraehe.

Updated December 11, 2017

Firearms Offenses