Dana Yvonne Kent Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on April 1, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, DANA YVONNE KENT, a 49-year-old resident of Santa Ana, California, was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 18 months
Special Assessment: $100
Supervised Release: 1 year
KENT was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to wire fraud/telemarketing.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
Between October of 2009 and May 25, 2012, KENT was involved with other individuals in oil and gas lease schemes totaling approximately $673,406.62 in monies from investors.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that KENT will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, KENT 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Interior - Office of Inspector General.