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Dustin Neal Saksa Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on April 25, 2012, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, DUSTIN NEAL SAKSA, a 28-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. SAKSA was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 78 months, consecutive to another sentence

Special Assessment: $200

Supervised Release: 3 years

SAKSA was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed Zink prosecuted the case for the United States.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SAKSA will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SAKSA 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 Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, the Billings Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.



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