William August Brand Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on October 8, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, WILLIAM AUGUST BRAND, a 35-year-old resident of Butte, appeared for sentencing. BRAND was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 120 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Forfeiture: Computer Equipment
- Supervised Release: lifetime
BRAND was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of possession of child pornography. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that BRAND will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BRAND 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.