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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Shyann Marie Dupree Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 25, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, SHYANN MARIE DUPREE, a 36-year-old resident of Poplar and an enrolled member in a federally-recognized tribe, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 18 months

Special Assessment: $100

Restitution: $11,899.97

Supervised Release: 3 years

DUPREE was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to burglary.

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:

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 April 18, 2012, DUPREE broke into a house on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation with three others when they knew the homeowner was out of town. The group stole televisions, jewelry, and other items. DUPREE admitted to entering the house and filling a suitcase with purses, while others removed televisions and placed them in a vehicle waiting outside the house. DUPREE admitted that another individual helped her sell the purses and that DUPREE used the money to buy pills.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that DUPREE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, DUPREE 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 Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigation Division and the Poplar Police Department.

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Updated January 14, 2015