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Santiago Valdez Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that on February 10, 2009, in Billings, after a 1-day federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan, SANTIAGO VALDEZ, a 53-year-old resident of Hardin, was found guilty of failure to register as a sexual offender. A sentencing date will be set at a later time. He is currently detained.

VALDEZ faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervision.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.



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