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Case Number: 4:21-cr-01250
Judge: Scott H. Rash
Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Pima County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Tucson
Defendant's Attorney: George Damon
Description: Tucson, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to smuggle goods from the United States into Mexico.
Jorge Alexis Hernandez-Martinez, 25, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and his co-conspirators obtained firearms and ammunition from licensed firearms dealers within Arizona with the intent to smuggle them into Mexico. In January 2020, Hernandez-Martinez and his co-conspirators obtained 6,800 rounds of 9mm ammunition, which are designated on the United States Commerce Control List as prohibited by law for export from the United States into Mexico without a valid license. Neither Hernandez-Martinez nor any other individual involved in the conspiracy to export firearms and ammunition had a license or any other lawful authority to export them from the United States into Mexico.
Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brandon Bolling and Sandra M. Hansen, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.
18:371 Conspiracy to Smuggle Goods from the United States; 18:924(d); 28:2461(c); and Rule 32.2(a) Forfeiture Allegation
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS, with credit for time served; placed on supervised release for a term of THREE (3) YEARS; special assessment $100.00