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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 26, 2017
John R. Green
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mark N. Trimble

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Bill Frank Blanchard, 53, of Escondido, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 26, 2017, for manufacturing counterfeit obligations. Blanchard was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming. He received 37 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $80.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.
 
Mario Thomas Escajeda, 48, of Littleton, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 25, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Escajeda was arrested in Colorado. He received 70 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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