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Cloise Calub Herman Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Monday, April 04, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on April 4, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, CLOISE CALUB HERMAN, a 28-year-old resident of Winnett/Hilger, appeared for sentencing. HERMAN was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 46 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 3 years

HERMAN was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm.

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

On October 8, 2009, HERMAN was sentenced in Fergus County after having been convicted of aggravated assault, therefore prohibiting him from possession of firearms.

On June 22, 2010, HERMAN was stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Lewistown. HERMAN became agitated and belligerent when anyone approached his vehicle. Officers observed four rifles and at least one handgun in plain view inside the truck cab during the traffic stop.

Officers then obtained a search warrant for HERMAN's vehicle. On June 25, 2010, the search warrant was executed. During the search officers recovered six firearms from HERMAN's truck. They were:

Springfield Armory .30-40 krag caliber rifle;

Savage .223 caliber rifle;

Marlin .22 caliber rifle;

Mossberg .22 caliber rifle;

Bryco Arms .22 caliber pistol; and,

Heritage Manufacturing .22 caliber revolver.

Officers also located 392 rounds of corresponding ammunition.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that HERMAN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, HERMAN 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.



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