AG Balderas Secures Four-Year Prison Sentence, $140,000 in Restitution Against Firearms Instructor Who Cheated the State

For Immediate Release:
September 11, 2019
Contact: Matt Baca (505) 270-7148

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Edward Boysel,
who fraudulently operated a concealed firearms training business while failing to report his income
and unlawfully receiving state benefits, will be spending four years in the Department of
“Today justice was served on an individual who took public assistance benefits from vulnerable
New Mexicans,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “When individuals falsify information in
order to obtain benefits that many people depend on to survive, my office will hold them
On January 31, 2019, Boysel pled guilty to five felony counts, including Money Laundering, Tax
Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Falsification of Documents, and Failing to Disclose Facts to Obtain Public
Assistance. As a condition of his plea he faced between one and four years of incarceration.
Boysel was sentenced to four years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections followed by
five years of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay restitution totaling nearly $140,000 to
various State agencies as a condition of his probation and parole.

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