Boise man enters final guilty plea in Aryan Knights case

Statesman staffMay 21, 2013 

Joshua Nall, 31, pleaded guilty Tuesday in United States District Court to unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Nall is among 23 people charged with drug trafficking and firearms violations as part of an investigation involving the Aryan Knights gang, and he's the 23rd person to enter a guilty plea.

In a plea agreement, Nall - who was prohibited from having a firearm after being convicted of unlawfully possessing one in 2008 - admitted that he had a Glock .40 pistol on April 13, 2012. That weapon was provided to a confidential informant.

The charges against Nall and others came after a long-term investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force into illegal drug distribution by the Aryan Knights, a white supremacist gang active inside and outside of Idaho's prison system. According to prosecutors, the investigation identified members who were trafficking methamphetamine, and associates who were the source of the drug.

Nall is set to be sentenced Aug. 20 before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise. The charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Fifteen of those charged in the case were previously sentenced.

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