Ex-Yona mayor Jesse Blas sentenced to 37 months in federal prison

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Former Yona mayor Jesse Blas (file photo)

Ex-Yona Mayor Jesse Mendiola Blas has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison.

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood handed down the sentence with credit for time served.

This means the former Mayor has 22 more months to serve.

He pleaded guilty to extortion admitting that he sold cluster mailbox units for profit and the illegal smuggling of methamphetamine.

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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.