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Monika Antoinette-bates Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 15, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, MONIKA ANTOINETTE-BATES, a 52-year-old resident of Whitefish, appeared for sentencing. ANTOINETTE-BATES was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 13 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 2 years

ANTOINETTE-BATES was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 21/2 -day trial of bankruptcy fraud.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ANTOINETTE-BATES will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ANTOINETTE-BATES does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan M. Archer prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.



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