Saturday, September 19, 2009

Former Lt. Governor of the CNM in Arizona Prison

Tim Villagomez now in Arizona federal prison
By Ferdie de la Torre
The Saipan Tribune
September 19, 2009

Former lieutenant governor Timothy P. Villagomez is now at the Federal Correctional Institution in Phoenix, Arizona, to serve his seven-year-and-three-month sentence for his role in the Rydlyme corruption scandal.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Villagomez's actual or projected release date is on Dec. 17, 2015.

The Phoenix prison is a medium-security facility for male offenders. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses a minimum security facility for female offenders.

The Bureau of Prisons said the Federal Correctional Institution is about 25 miles north of downtown Phoenix, off Interstate 17 (Black Canyon Freeway) at the Pioneer Road Exit (Exit 225).

Villagomez's co-defendant, James A. Santos, is now at the United States Penitentiary-Victorville in Alelanto, California, where he is serving six years and six months in prison for his involvement in the scheme to defraud the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. and the United States.

USP-Victorville is a high security facility housing male inmates. It is part of the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex. USP-Victorville is 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles on Interstate 15.

The Bureau of Prisons said Santos' actual or projected release date is on April 21, 2015.

James Santos' wife and co-defendant, Joaquina A. Santos, is listed as still in transit. She was also sentenced to six years and six months in prison for her role in the scheme.

Villagomez and the Santos couple were flown out from Saipan on Aug. 24 to begin serving their sentences in federal prison.

The three appealed their convictions and sentences to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. It remains pending.

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