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Duke City jewelers busted for selling fake Native jewelry

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Gallup, Zuni stores part of FBI STING

ALBUQUERQUE – Nael Ali, 53, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty Oct. 18, in federal court to violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act by selling counterfeit Native American-style jewelry out of two retail jewelry stores located in Albuquerque’s Old Town.

Ali entered a guilty plea to two felony charges under a plea agreement that recommends up to 18 months of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

The IACA prohibits the offer or display for sale, or the sale of any good in a manner that falsely suggests that it is Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian and Indian...

Hope Wins…I am Alive

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Candlelight walk for Suicide victims and survivors

Suicide is a subject that is often difficult to deal with, and much harder to discuss with other people. Whether it’s having to face the loss of a loved one who committed  suicide – or even perhaps contemplating suicide – it’s a problem that has grown and there is no better way of addressing it but head on.

One way at addressing it was in the form of a candlelight walk that was held Sept. 30, at the McKinley County Courthouse Plaza.

The walk was for those who committed suicide and for those who attempted and survived. The event was sponsored by The Door Gallup Christian Center. Of course, the goal of the event was to...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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A lighter load than normal for issuing warrants but the two law enforcement entities assures all county and city mice that the paperwork deficit just idled through the week and there is no let-up in sight for those wishing to evade the long reach of justice.


GPD Warrants

Israel Angel (Municipal Court), Fidel Apache (Magistrate Court), Denson Becenti (Magistrate Court), Edmund R. Bitsie (District Court), Drew Jay Brown (Parole/Probation), Betrina Harry Grey (Magistrate Court), Preston Paul Lynch (Failure to Appear), Johnson Mobtoya Jr. (Failure to Appear), Trenton K. Ranger (Magistrate Court), Presley B. Shorty (Parole/Probation), Kyle Smith (Municipal Court), Justin M. Villa (Out of...

Rollover Crash on 602

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Sundance man pleads guilty to sex abuse charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – Mark Silva, 48, of Sundance, N.M., pled guilty Oct. 12, in federal court in Albuquerque to a sexual abuse charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Silva will be sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Silva will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Silva was arrested on April 4, on an indictment charging him with sexual abuse on May 1, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County.

During the proceedings, Silva pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on May 1, 2016, he sexually abused a Navajo woman. Silva further admitted that he engaged in the sexual act...

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