John Bonner Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 21, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JOHN BONNER, a 30-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. BONNER was sentenced to a term of:
- Probation: 3 years
- House Arrest: 4 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Fine: $5,000
BONNER was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of cocaine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora stated in a filed information that from 2005 up to June of 2009, BONNER was involved in the distribution of cocaine in the Billings area.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that BONNER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BONNER 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 a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.