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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Frederick Walter Schroeder Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Helena, on December 10, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, FREDERICK WALTER SCHROEDER, a 52-year-old resident of Livingston, was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 50 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Forfeiture: firearms
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

SCHROEDER was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm.

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

On June 25, 2012, SCHROEDER was convicted of felony assault with a weapon, thereby prohibiting him from possessing firearms.

In the fall of 2012, probation executed a search on SCHROEDER's residence and located several firearms in his home.

A friend of SCHROEDER's indicated that he was in possession of SCHROEDER's firearms during the pendency of the case. However, he indicated that in the fall of 2012, SCHROEDER came to the friend's house and said he could take his firearms back and put them in a storage unit. SCHROEDER then took his firearms from the friend's house.

SCHROEDER's account of the events was that his friend brought several of the firearms to his (SCHROEDER's) house and hid them.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the truth in sentencing guidelines mandate that SCHROEDER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SCHROEDER 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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Updated January 14, 2015