Ex-cop to be sentenced for obstruction

Brad Ahrensfield could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after tipping off friend


By Jeff Proctor
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former Albuquerque police Officer Brad Ahrensfield now has a sentencing date, nearly two years and two trials after he tipped off a close friend who was the target of a federal narcotics and stolen merchandise investigation.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 31 before U.S. District Judge James Parker. Ahrensfield could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the obstruction of justice charge a jury convicted him of Dec. 20.

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