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Joran Louis Rindal Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, January 15, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 13, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JORAN LOUIS RINDAL, a 21-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. RINDAL was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 12 months
  • Special Assessment: $400
  • Supervised Release: 6 years

RINDAL was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of cocaine.

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.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that RINDAL will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, RINDAL 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 Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.



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