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andrew David Rice Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on October 18, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ANDREW DAVID RICE, a 24-year-old resident of Geraldine, appeared for sentencing. RICE was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 108 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 5 years

RICE was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to viewing child pornography. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Lahr prosecuted the case for the United States.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that RICE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, RICE 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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.



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