Donald Paul Roberts Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on December 16, 2009, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, DONALD PAUL ROBERTS, a 37-year-old resident of St. Ignatius, pled guilty to distribution of explosive materials. Sentencing is set for March 25, 2010. He is currently detained.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On June 30, 2009 an undercover agent with the FBI purchased 13 packets of Kinepak from ROBERTS for $2,600. Kinepak is an explosive material. ROBERTS did not have a license to sell explosive material.
ROBERTS faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.