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Torrence Kyere Mcgee Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, June 25, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 25, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, TORRENCE KYERE McGEE, a resident of North Dakota and Louisiana, appeared for sentencing. McGEE was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 20 months, consecutive to another sentence in Louisiana
  • Special Assessment: $200
  • Supervised Release: 6 years

McGEE was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of 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 and 2009, McGEE was involved in distribution of cocaine in the Billings area.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that McGEE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, McGEE 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, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.



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