Brittany Leigh Smith Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on November 3, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, BRITTANY LEIGH SMITH, a 22-year-old resident of Garryowen, appeared for sentencing. SMITH was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 30 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Restitution: $17,911.56
- Supervised Release: 3 years
SMITH was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which she was found guilty of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori H. Suek prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SMITH will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SMITH 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 Bureau of Indian Affairs.