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U.S. Attorney Trent Shores Reappointed to the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Tribal Issues Advisory Group

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

The United States Sentencing Commission has reappointed U.S. Attorney Trent Shores this week as the Department of Justice representative for the Tribal Issues Advisory Group (TIAG). The new term will run until Dec. 31, 2022.

“I look forward to serving a second term on the Commission’s Tribal Issues Advisory Group,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “This group plays an important role in providing to the Commissioners our views on federal sentencing issues relating to American Indian defendants and victims and to offenses committed in Indian Country. It is critical that justice be implemented equitably, transparently, and with an understanding of Indian Country’s unique considerations.”

The TIAG was formed in February 2015. The group is charged assisting the Commission on carrying out its statutory responsibilities; advising the Commission on sentencing issues related to American Indian defendants, victims, and tribal communities; studying the operation of the sentencing guidelines as they pertain to Indian country, and making recommendations for revisions to the guidelines. The group recommends revisions, in part, based on concerns from tribal communities and courts and any potential disparities in the application of the guidelines to Native American defendants. You may find a more detailed description of the TIAG’s responsibilities here.


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Updated October 25, 2019

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