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Mark Steven Elk Shoulder Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on March 3, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, MARK STEVEN ELK SHOULDER, a 43-year-old resident of Lame Deer/Billings/Bozeman, appeared for sentencing. ELK SHOULDER was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 30 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 5 years

ELK SHOULDER was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 1-day trial of failure to register as a sexual offender. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd prosecuted the case for the United States.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ELK SHOULDER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ELK SHOULDER 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 U.S. Marshals Service.



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