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Joran Louis Rindal Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on October 14, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JORAN LOUIS RINDAL, a 21-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to distribution of cocaine. Sentencing is set for January 13, 2009. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On numerous occasions during 2008 and 2009, RINDAL distributed cocaine to an undercover agent in Billings.

RINDAL faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 1 year in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 6 years supervised release .

The investigation was conducted by the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.



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