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Jose Luis Cano Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Monday, June 18, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 14, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JOSE LUIS CANO, a 33-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing.

CANO was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 121 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 5 years

CANO was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 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:

CANO was involved in a conspiracy with several other individuals to possess and distribute methamphetamine in the Billings area.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that CANO will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, CANO 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 Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.



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