Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man from Mexico convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 15, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Lorenzo Camacho Tarango a/k/a "Lencho", a/k/a "Lecho", age 43, was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
The charge relates to Tarango conspiring with Abraham Romero and others to distribute at least 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota between 2010 and 2012. Tarango would deliver methamphetamine to Romero, and Romero would then engage in further distribution within the state. Tarango pled guilty to the charge on July 23, 2013.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.
Tarango remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.