Gilberto Acevedo and Maurisio Ramirez Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 16, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, GILBERTO ACEVEDO, age 32, and MAURISIO RAMIREZ, age 30, residents of Wenatchee, Washington, appeared for sentencing.
ACEVEDO was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 121 months
- Special Assessment: $300
- Supervised Release: 4 years
RAMIREZ was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 110 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 5 years
They were sentenced after having been found guilty during a 4-day trial of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph E. Thaggard prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that they will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, they do 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 Drug Enforcement Administration.