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Patrick Biglake Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on November 18, 2009, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, PATRICK BIGLAKE, a 32-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared for sentencing. BIGLAKE was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 400 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: life

BIGLAKE was sentenced after having been found guilty at trial of aggravated sexual abuse within the exterior boundaries of the Crow Indian Reservation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek prosecuted the case for the United States.

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

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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