Elroy Jay Weaselbear, Sr. Sentenced in U.S. District Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 25, 2013|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on April 25, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, Elroy Jay Weaselbear, Sr., a 39-year-old resident of Lame Deer and an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, appeared for sentencing. Weaselbear was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 135 months
- Special assessment: $100
- Supervised release: 10 years
Weaselbear was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to incest.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek prosecuted the case for the government.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the “truth in sentencing” guidelines mandate that Weaselbear will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Weaselbear 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 conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.