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Donald Paul Roberts Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on March 18, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, DONALD PAUL ROBERTS, a 37-year-old resident of St. Ignatius, appeared for sentencing. ROBERTS was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 37 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

ROBERTS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of explosive materials.

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.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ROBERTS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ROBERTS 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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