Former New Mexico mayor sentenced in federal firearms trafficking case.

Image: KRQE Eddie Espinoza, former Village of Columbus, New Mexico…

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Eddie Espinoza, former Village of Columbus, New Mexico mayor, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison in connection with a firearms straw purchasing and trafficking operation, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

United States District Judge Robert C. Brack also ordered that Espinoza be placed under supervised release for three years after completing his prison term.

In July 2011, Espinoza pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, three counts of making false statements in the acquisition of firearms and three counts of smuggling firearms from the United States.

Source: ABC 7 KVIA

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