Two weeks after being sentenced in the District Court of Guam, two drug ring members have filed appeals with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Henry P. Fresnoza, 44, is appealing his conviction and sentence. He was convicted after a jury on Nov. 3, 2011 found him guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to import methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; and money laundering.
Rodean Villa, 31, is appealing his sentence only. Villa pled guilty in a plea agreement on Dec. 2010 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering.
Fresnoza was sentenced to a term of 240 months imprisonment followed by 10 years of supervised release. Villa was sentenced to a term of 235 months followed by 10 years of supervised release.
The pair was sentenced on Oct. 10. Fresnoza’s sister, Gina F. Medina, who is believed to be the drug ring leader, is scheduled to be sentenced next Monday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. before Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood.
Since 2009, both Fresnoza and Villa assisted Medina in trafficking meth. Medina admitted in a plea agreement that she had been operating a drug trafficking ring which imported more than a kilo of meth into Guam from the Philippines.