Domingo Baez Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 23, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, DOMINGO BAEZ, a 40-year-old resident of Billings/Chicago, appeared for sentencing. BAEZ was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 180 months
- Special Assessment: $300
- Supervised Release: 8 years
BAEZ was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 4-day trial of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, 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 BAEZ will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BAEZ 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 Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.