Marshals: 2 Held in Las Vegas in Racehorse Swindle

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 39-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman are
being held in Las Vegas pending extradition to New Mexico on allegations they swindled people out of tens of thousands of dollars selling racehorses they didn't own.

U.S. marshals in Las Vegas say Billy Sanchez was playing in a poker tournament when he and Rosalie Trujillo were arrested at a Las Vegas Strip casino last week.

They were being held Monday at the Clark County jail pending extradition to Albuquerque, where they're wanted by the Sandoval
County sheriff's office on fraud and racketeering charges.

Sanchez and Trujillo allegedly reaped about $183,000 with the scheme, dating back to 2005.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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