Dana Yvonne Kent Sentenced in U.S. District Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 02, 2013|
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
- Restitution: $101,490
- Supervised release: one 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 2009 and May 25, 2012, Kent was involved with other individuals in oil and gas lease schemes totaling approximately $673,406.62 in money 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 percent 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.