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Judge declines early prison release request by ex-sheriff


Added 01-25-20 01:22:02pm EST - “A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling will not result in an early prison release for former Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy Rodella, a judge said.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Judge declines early prison release request by ex-sheriff”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling will not result in an early prison release for former Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy Rodella, a judge said.

U.S. District Judge James Browning declined an early release request by Rodella based on a change in a federal firearms law in June, Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday.

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 on an unrelated robbery case out of Texas that struck down a firearms statute that added seven years to Rodella’s prison sentence.

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Rodella has five years left of a 10-year sentence stemming from a road-rage incident where Rodella was convicted of unreasonable use of force, unlawful arrest and using a firearm during a crime of violence, authorities said.

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