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Benjamin Quinn McChesney and Lloyd John Romero Sentenced in U.S. District Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31, 2013

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on October 30, 2013, before Senior U.S. District Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen, BENJAMIN QUINN McCHESNEY, age 36, and LLOYD JOHN ROMERO, age 29, were sentenced.

McCHESNEY was sentenced after having been found guilty of theft of firearms for a licensed dealer, theft of firearms in interstate commerce, and possession of stolen firearms, to a term of:

  • ison: 120 months on each count, to run concurrently
  • ecial Assessment: $300
  • stitution: $40,076.38
  • pervised Release: 3 years

ROMERO was sentenced after having been found guilty of possession of stolen firearms and being a felon-in-possession of firearms, to a term of:

  • ison: 120 months on each count, to run concurrently
  • ecial Assessment: $200
  • pervised Release: 3 years

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 they will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, they do have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

 

 

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