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Gayle Everett Patrick Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on March 16, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, GAYLE EVERETT PATRICK, a 71-year-old resident of Malta, appeared for sentencing. PATRICK was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 108 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 5 years

PATRICK was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 11/2-day trial of possession of child pornography.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that PATRICK will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, PATRICK 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 Michael S. Lahr prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the Phillips County Sheriff's Office.



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