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Jose “pepe” Martinez Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on September 8, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JOSE "PEPE" MARTINEZ, age 36, appeared for sentencing. MARTINEZ was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 51 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 4 years

MARTINEZ was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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.

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

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

 

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