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Michael Christopher Doerzbacher Sentenced in U.S. District Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 06, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 6, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER DOERZBACHER, a 23-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. DOERZBACHER was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 36 months

Special Assessment: $800

Supervised Release: 3 years

DOERZBACHER was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and distribution of marijuana.

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

In 2010, DOERZBACHER was convicted of felony burglary conviction and thereby is prohibited from being in possession of a firearm.

On March 28, 2011, DOERZBACHER sold an undercover agent a stolen Glock, model 23, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol in Billings. The gun was reported stolen by a person in Billings after his vehicle was ransacked. DOERZBACHER also sold the agent an ounce or 29.4 grams of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

On March 29, 2011, DOERZBACHER sold an undercover agent a stolen Winchester model Defender, 12 gauge shotgun in Billings. The gun was reported stolen by a person in Wheatland County. DOERZBACHER also sold the agent half an ounce or 15.3 grams of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

On April 5, 2011, DOERZBACHER sold an undercover agent half an ounce or 15.6 grams of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

On April 27, 2011, DOERZBACHER sold an undercover agent one ounce or 30.2 grams of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that DOERZBACHER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, DOERZBACHER 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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