ALBUQUERQUE ― Ronald P. Lopez, 25, of Albuquerque, pled guilty Aug. 29 in Federal Court to a bank robbery charge. Lopez entered the guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement.
The FBI arrested Lopez March 14, 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the US Bank branch located at 2015 Eubank Blvd., in Albuquerque Feb. 26, 2018. Lopez subsequently was indicted April 10, 2018, and was charged with bank robbery Feb. 26, 2018, in Bernalillo County.
At sentencing, Lopez faces a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Lopez has been in federal custody since his arrest and will remain detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Niki Tapia-Brito is prosecuting the case.