9 years ago

Panhandle – On Monday, July 31, 2012 five pleas took place which resulted in two convictions and three deferred adjudications.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

A total of $6,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas, of which $1,000 was paid upfront to Carson County. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to
pay a total of $1,463 in court costs and $140 restitution.

1. Miguel Angel Perez-Trigueros pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of Money Laundering. Perez was convicted and sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; however, the sentence was probated for four years.

On March 19, 2012, Perez, 37-year-old resident of Mexico City, Mexico, was arrested in Carson County by Department of Public Safety Trooper Ben Dollar.

Perez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 12, 2012, which formally charged Perez of the offense.

Perez is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $295 in court costs, and is subjected to deportation to his country of origin, which is Mexico. Perez also signed an agreed judgment for forfeiture of approximately $12,000 in United States Currency and a 2003 Jaguar.

2. Karl Pearce pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of Money Laundering. Pearce was convicted and sentenced to eight months in the Carson County Jail for the offense.

On Nov. 26, 2011, Pearce, 33-year-old resident of Miami, Fla., was arrested in Carson County by Dollar. Pearce was later indicted on May 10, 2012, by the Carson County Grand Jury.

Pearce is required to pay $295 in court costs to Carson County. Pearce also signed an agreed judgment for the final forfeiture of $37,273.

3. Liset Meza-Valenzuela was placed on probation for a period of five years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Meza pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Meza, 25-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Carson County on Dec. 26, 2010, by DPS Trooper Oscar Esqueda and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 10, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Meza is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, and is also required to pay $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Meza violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

4. Mann Khamphasong was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of unlawful use of criminal instrument. Khamphasong pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Khamphasong, a 39-year-old resident of Sacramento, Calif., was arrested in Carson County on Oct. 6, 2011, by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on March 2, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Khamphasong is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, and is also required to pay $271 in court costs, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Khamphasong violates probation, he could face up to two years in TDCJ.

5. Moon Khamphasong was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Khamphasong pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Khamphasong, 42-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County on Oct. 6, 2011, by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on March 2, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Khamphasong is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, and is also required to pay $271 in court costs, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Khamphasong violates probation, he could face up to two years in TDCJ.

Both Moon and Mann Khamphasong signed agreements for the final forfeiture of $69,800 in United States Currency.

5. Moon Khamphasong was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Khamphasong pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Khamphasong, 42-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County on Oct. 6, 2011, by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on March 2, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Khamphasong is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, and is also required to pay $271 in court costs, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Khamphasong violates probation, he could face up to ten years in TDCJ.

Both Moon and Mann Khamphasong signed agreements for the final forfeiture of $69,800 in United States Currency.