Final Guilty Plea in Aryan Knights Investigation
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) – Joshua Nall, 31, of Boise, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement, Nall admitted that on April 13, 2012, he possessed a Glock .40 pistol, which he provided to a confidential informant. Nall was prohibited from possessing the pistol because he was previously convicted of the felony crime of unlawful possession of a firearm in 2008.
The charge is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
Nall is set for sentencing on August 20, 2013, before the Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill, at the federal courthouse in Boise.
Nall’s case is part of a larger investigation involving the Aryan Knights gang, in which 23 people were charged with drug trafficking and firearms violations. Nall is the 23rd person to plead guilty. Fifteen of the 23 people have already been sentenced while the others are awaiting sentencing. The charges are a result of a long-term investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The investigation began when the task force focused on illegal drug distribution by the “Aryan Knights,” a gang active in prison and on the streets throughout Idaho. Through the investigation, law enforcement agents identified Aryan Knights gang members who were trafficking methamphetamine, as well as associates of the gang who were the source of that methamphetamine