Richard Silver Whip St. Marks Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 3, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, RICHARD SILVER WHIP ST. MARKS, a resident of Box Elder, appeared for sentencing. ST. MARKS was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 51 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 3 years
ST. MARKS was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of burglary. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Vince Carroll and Jessica Betley prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ST. MARKS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ST. MARKS 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 - Havre, and the Rocky Boy's Police Department.