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Supai Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Assault

     PHOENIX, Ariz. – This week, Anthony Paya, of Supai, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 24 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Paya had previously pleaded guilty to assault of an intimate partner or dating partner resulting in substantial bodily injury.

     On May 10, 2018, Paya assaulted his partner, including by striking her multiple times with an extension cord.  The assault occurred at a home in Supai, on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.  Both Paya and the victim are enrolled members of the Havasupai Tribe.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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