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Santa Fe man sentenced to six years in prison for possession of stolen firearms

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

              ALBUQUERQUE – Derek Nicholas Padilla, 30, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was sentenced on Feb. 17 in federal court to five years and 11 months in prison for possession of stolen firearms.

              Padilla pleaded guilty on Oct. 14, 2020.  In his plea agreement, Padilla admitted to stealing the firearms a utility truck from a storage complex belonging to the Bureau of Indian Affairs located on Nambe Pueblo. The property belonged to the United States government.

              The Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case with assistance from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison Jaros prosecuted the case.

Updated February 19, 2021

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 21-36