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Jose “pepe” Martinez Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on June 3, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JOSE "PEPE" MARTINEZ, age 36, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for September 8, 2009. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by the United States, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

During 2008 and 2009, MARTINEZ was involved with several individuals in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

MARTINEZ faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 5 years supervised release.

Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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