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Kennedy Ann Kindness Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on July 28, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, KENNEDY ANN KINDNESS, a 25-year-old resident of Helena, appeared for sentencing. KINDNESS was sentenced to a term of:

  • Probation: 3 years
  • Special Assessment: $100

KINDNESS was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On September 6, 2006, KINDNESS was convicted of deceptive practices which thereby prohibited her from possessing firearms.

On February 23, 2009, KINDNESS, along with another individual, fired and used a firearm, that is, a Hi-Point 9mm pistol near Helena.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that KINDNESS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, KINDNESS 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 conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.



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