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Grand Island Man Sentenced to 70 Months' Imprisonment for Selling a Rifle to a Felon

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 16, 2012
  • District of Nebraska (402) 661-3700

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Luis Cruz, 32 years old, from Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, to a term of 70 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison sentence, and a $100 special assessment by the Honorable U.S. District Court Senior Judge Richard Kopf. Cruz pled guilty to transferring a firearm to someone he had reason to believe was a convicted felon on July 13, 2012.

Cruz was among several people arrested in the Grand Island area in November of 2010 as the result of an investigation into criminal street gang activity. This case was investigated by the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force, an organization comprised of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Hall County Sheriff’s Department, Grand Island Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Hastings Police Department, and the Kearney Police Department.