Juan Carlos Bautista-hernandez Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 19, 2011, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, JUAN CARLOS BAUTISTA-HERNANDEZ, a citizen of Mexico, appeared for sentencing. BAUTISTA-HERNANDEZ was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 65 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 5 years
BAUTISTA-HERNANDEZ was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine.
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 2009, BAUTISTA-HERNANDEZ was involved with other individuals in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine in the Billings area.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that BAUTISTA-HERNANDEZ will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BAUTISTA-HERNANDEZ 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 Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Billings Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.