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Michael Jeffery anderson Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on Billings, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, MICHAEL JEFFERY ANDERSON, age 51, appeared for sentencing.

ANDERSON was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 37 months, consecutive to a state sentence
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 2 years

ANDERSON was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 2-day trial of possession of a machinegun.

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

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed Zink prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Bozeman Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.



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