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Russell James Bradney Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, April 09, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on April 9, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, RUSSELL JAMES BRADNEY, a 49-year-old resident of Sacramento, California, appeared for sentencing. BRADNEY was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 120 months
  • Special Assessment: $200
  • Restitution: order to be issued separately
  • Forfeiture: computer equipment
  • Supervised Release: life

BRADNEY was sentenced after having been found guilty during at trial of distribution of child pornography. 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 BRADNEY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BRADNEY 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 Helena Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.



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