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.

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