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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Using a Firearm to Rob a Restaurant
ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced
that yesterday, Raymundo Jarquin-Garcia, 20, of Albuquerque, was sentenced to
120 months in prison for his conviction for carrying a firearm during and in
relation to a crime of violence. Jarquin-Garcia will be on supervised release
for two years after he completes his prison sentence.
Jarquin–Garcia was arrested on June 21, 2011, on a
criminal complaint and has been in federal custody since his arrest. On June
22, 2011, Jarquin–Garcia was charged in an indictment with (1) violating the
Hobbs Act by interfering with a business involved in interstate commerce by
robbery and violence; and (2) carrying a firearm during and in relation to a
crime of violence conviction.
On May 11, 2012, Jarquin–Garcia pled guilty to Count 2 of
the indictment, the firearms offense. According to the plea agreement,
Jarquin–Garcia admitted entering the Filiberto’s Mexican Food restaurant
located at 4011 Central Avenue NW in Albuquerque, with a firearm, brandishing
the firearm at the cashier, and ordering the cashier to put cash into his
backpack. After obtaining cash from the cashier, Jarquin–Garcia left the
restaurant. Jarquin–Garcia also admitted that, as he ran to his vehicle, a
restaurant employee and another person attempted to follow him until he turned
around and fired several gun shots into the air.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Count 1 of the
indictment was dismissed at sentencing.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Albuquerque Police Department, and
was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A. Brawley.