Posts Tagged ‘u.s. attorney’s office’

Adrian Ordonez-Flores (2008 jail mug shout from the Santa Fe County jail)

Authorities in Minnesota arrested a Santa Fe man early Monday and authorities say he’s the last defendant to be apprehended in a 14-person cocaine operation bust announced last week at a joint press conference involving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe Police Department and the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

Here is an email news release announcing Monday’s arrest, sent by FBI spokesman Frank Fisher out of Albuquerque:

A man being sought after a joint law enforcement operation in Santa Fe County last week apprehended several individuals allegedly tied to cocaine trafficking has been arrested in Minnesota.

Adrian Ordonez-Flores, 25, of Santa Fe, was arrested without incident early Monday (7/2/12) by FBI Special Agents in Burnsville, Minn., approximately 15 miles south of Minneapolis.

Ordonez-Flores was (more…)


A Cimarron man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for his second child porn conviction according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.

Brandon Hronich, 27, apparently had images depicting sexual acts with children as young as 2-years-old according to the criminal complaint filed in the case. Here is a press release sent out Monday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office:

This morning in federal court in Santa Fe, Brandon Hronich, 27, of Cimarron, New Mexico, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for his child pornography conviction. After he completes his prison sentence, Hronich will be required to register as a sex offender. Hronich has been in federal custody since (more…)

Patrick Railsback

Former Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi organ player Patrick Railsback has been convicted on federal child porn charges.

This from a news release sent out by the U.S. Attorneys Office (with past New Mexican articles linked at bottom):

Yesterday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, a federal jury convicted Patrick Railsback, a 60-year-old Santa Fe resident, on all counts of a seven-count indictment charging him with child pornography offenses after a two-day trial.  At sentencing, Railsback faces a maximum penalty of imprisonment for not less than five years and not more than 20 years to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release.  Railsback also will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.  Railsback was remanded into the custody of U.S. Marshal’s Service after the jury returned the guilty verdict, and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be set.

United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said Railsback was arrested on September 15, 2009, based on an investigation initiated by the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) and (more…)

Video surveillance images of a Eric Schlenker who pleaded guilty to robbing a Santa Fe bank in February. (Courtesy FBI)

The U.S. Attorneys Office on Wednesday was busy cranking out news releases on various court matters and two of them included convicts up the road in Las Vegas, N.M.

Here are the pair of Las Vegas crime briefs as typed up for Thursday’s newspaper:

— Las Vegas man to serve three years in prison —

A Las Vegas, N.M., man was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to 37 months in prison for his pleading guilty to robbing a Santa Fe Wells Fargo bank on Feb. 12.

(CLICK HERE for the February blog post on this robbery)

FBI and Santa Fe Police investigated the robbery and say Eric Schlenker, 43, robbed the Wells Fargo branch inside Albertsons (more…)

I was working three other stories Thursday so didn’t get the good fortune of writing this crime story, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office let us know about a Santa Fe couple who pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the government about money they were making from an adult service website. (more…)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque just sent out a press release about an Española banker who pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in federal court to an identity theft charge.

Prosecutors say Roberta Dunsworth, 53, was employed at Well Fargo Bank in Española when she used a customer’s ID to obtain credit and debit cards and eventually transfer funds to her account.

She faces two years in prison and must pay $26,159.60 in restitution. (more…)


Matthew Nichols, a 58-year-old youth minister at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los
Alamos, pleaded guilty Friday morning in Albuquerque to distributing and attempting to distribute child pornography. (more…)