According to the terms of the plea agreement filed in District Court today, Blas has admitted to obtaining money that “he was not entitled to receive.”
The plea agreement states that in the fall of 2018, “B.K.”, a cooperating defendant in an unrelated case, approached Blas at the direction of the FBI.
B.K. asked Blas for his help in obtaining one of the cluster boxes under the then mayor’s control “in order to receive packages of methamphetamine from the mainland.”
Blas then “proceeded to accept cash payments” from B.K. from November 2018 through January 2019 in return for continued use of the cluster mailbox.
Over the course of those three months, Blas accepted $11,700 “which represents the proceeds obtained as a result of the offense.”
The offense is a Class C felony that carries a maximum penalty of not more than 20 years in jail.
However, the agreement states that the U.S. and Blas “agree to recommend that the court impose a three-year term of supervised release” with the following conditions:
*Blas must participate in drug testing;
*Blas’ person, home, vehicle, and belongings are subject to search at the direction of the probation officer;
*Blas must provide financial information including copies of his income tax and allow credit card checks;
*Blas would be prohibited from incurring any new debt; and
*Blas must participate in financial counseling and life skill programs
A change of plea hearing for Blas has been scheduled in District Court before Judge Joaquin Manibusan at 2 p.m. Friday.