- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two New Mexico men have pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal food stamp program.

Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Justin Quintana of Rio Rancho and 46-year-old Wilfredo Lopez of Albuquerque were among six defendants charged with defrauding the Food Stamp Program.

One of the six previously pleaded guilty in the case and was sentenced earlier this year.

A 32-count indictment filed in August 2014 alleged that Quintana and Lopez conspired with others to defraud the program through the unauthorized use of food stamp benefits.

Under the terms of the plea agreements, Quintana and Lopez each face up to six months in prison when they are sentenced.

Both men also will be required to pay restitution.

Their sentencing hearings have yet to be scheduled.

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