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Donald Carl Salois Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Monday, November 08, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on November 8, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, DONALD CARL SALOIS, a 46-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. SALOIS was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 24 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: life

SALOIS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to failure to register as a sexual offender.

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

On October 20, 1993, SALOIS, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, was convicted in Yellowstone County of sexual assault and therefore required to register as a sexual offender.

SALOIS was aware of his requirement to register as a sexual offender and had completed the Sexual Violent Offender Registration (SVOR) form several times over the years when he had moved to different addresses, the most current of which was on March 23, 2009, at the Glacier County Sheriff's Office.

On April 19, 2010, a Deputy U.S. Marshal (DUSM) received a report from the Glacier County Sheriff's Office that it had received information from the Browning FBI Office that SALOIS might be in violation of his registration after he was arrested on the Blackfeet Reservation and indicated that his address was in Browning, however the address he gave was not the same as his registered address.

On May 6, 2010, the DUSM spoke with the owner of the apartment who confirmed SALOIS had moved into the apartment on January 14, 2010, and was living at the apartment until his arrest on February 26, 2010. The owner of the apartment provided the DUSM with a copy of a letter and copies of the payroll deduction that was used to pay the rent for the apartment where SALOIS had been currently living.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SALOIS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SALOIS 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 U.S. Marshals Service - Great Falls.



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