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Byron Miller Re-sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 20, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, BYRON MILLER, appeared for re-sentencing. MILLER was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 270 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 10 years

MILLER was re-sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine after his original sentence was appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The sentence was reversed and remanded back to U.S. District Court for re-sentencing.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that MILLER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, MILLER 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 James E. Seykora prosecuted this case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by/a cooperative effort between the City-County Special Investigation Unit in Billings, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration.



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