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Ricco Lee Brown Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on March 24, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, RICCO LEE BROWN, age 20, appeared for sentencing. BROWN was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 24 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 5 years

BROWN was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 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:

In 2008, BROWN was involved in a conspiracy with other individuals to possess with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that BROWN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BROWN 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 a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the City-County Special Investigation Unit in Billings.



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