Paul Leslie Spencer Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on October 6, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, PAUL LESLIE SPENCER, a 57-year-old resident of Sand Point, Idaho, appeared for sentencing. SPENCER was sentenced to a term of:
Probation: 5 years, with 6 months home arrest with electronic monitoring
Special Assessment: $100
SPENCER was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy to sell stolen motor vehicles. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Racicot prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SPENCER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SPENCER 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bonner County Sheriff's Office.