2 NM men get prison terms for firearm violations

February 12, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two convicted felons who live in Albuquerque have been sentenced to federal prison for violating firearm laws.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Isaac Aragon was given a 77-month prison term Wednesday followed by [auth] three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

In a separate case, 40-year-old Joseph Rael was sentenced to 88 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Aragon was arrested in January 2013 and pleaded guilty eight months later. Authorities say he previously was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in New Mexico and other felony offenses.

Rael was arrested in June 2013 and pleaded guilty two months later.

He previously was convicted of seven felony offenses including larceny, burglary and cocaine possession.

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