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Rolando Francisco Calderon Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Monday, December 20, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 20, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ROLANDO FRANCISCO CALDERON, a 30-year-old resident of Seattle, Washington, appeared for sentencing. CALDERON was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 72 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 4 years

CALDERON was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine.

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

In 2008, CALDERON was involved in a conspiracy with other individuals to possess with the intent to distribute and the distribution of over 500 grams of cocaine.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that CALDERON will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, CALDERON 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 Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.



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