ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The former Albuquerque firefighter who also worked for a Mexican drug cartel is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.
Steve Chavez struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors in April, pleading guilty to just one of the 29 counts he was facing.
He will have to serve at least two years in prison after he admitted he tried to hide nearly $200,000 for the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Chavez is in federal custody.
His attorney is asking for the time to count as time served. If that is granted, Chavez would only serve about six months behind bars.
The New Mexico State Police officer who fired at a minivan full of children during a chaotic traffic stop has been suspended.
Albuquerque police have obtained an arrest warrant for the many investigators say held up a Home Depot store last month.
It's been steadily snowing in Albuquerque all morning as the majority of New Mexico feels the effects of the snow and dropping temperatures.
As the first week of December arrived, so did a storm bringing snow, ice and freezing temperatures.
Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
KRQE Sports has learned that a developmental soccer team is coming to Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Sol FC will be affiliated with Major League Soccer.