For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 26, 2017
, United States Attorney
John R. Green
Contact: Mark N. Trimble
Activity in the United States Attorney's Office
Denver Field Division
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.