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Justin Allen Dinius Sentenced in U.S. District Court

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 18, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JUSTIN ALLEN DINIUS, a 31-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing.

DINIUS was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 120 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 5 years

DINIUS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine/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:

DINIUS 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 DINIUS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, DINIUS 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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