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Reno Shambo and Carol Ramona Stiffarm-shambo Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 21, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, RENO SHAMBO, age 45, and CAROL RAMONA STIFFARM-SHAMBO, age 41, residents of Hays, appeared for sentencing. They were each sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 6 months
  • Special Assessment: $25.00
  • Restitution: $1,000
  • Supervised Release: 1 year

They were sentenced after having been found guilty during a 2-day trial of attempted simple possession of methamphetamine.

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

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.



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