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El Paso man pleads guilty for fire

October 29, 2011 • Local News

Rodrigo Ulloa-Esquivel, 29, the El Paso man accused of causing the Last Chance Fire in Lincoln National Forest, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the forest unattended Friday morning. In Las Cruces federal court, Ulloa-Esquivel pleaded guilty to count two of a three-count indictment charging him with the misdemeanor offense for leaving a fire unattended.

According to a press release about the plea, U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that Ulloa-Esquivel was indicted on Aug. 17, 2011, on criminal offenses arising out of a wildfire that burned through the Last Chance Canyon of the Lincoln National Forest in Eddy County, otherwise Login to read more

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