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United States v. Ladue

United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division

July 17, 2019

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH LADUE, Defendant.

          FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

          JOHN JOHNSTON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.

         I. Synopsis

         Defendant Christopher Joseph Ladue (Ladue) has been accused of violating the conditions of his supervised release. Ladue admitted the alleged violation. Ladue's supervised release should be revoked. Ladue should be placed in custody for 6 months, with 42 months of supervised release to follow. Ladue should receive no credit for time served in tribal custody.

         II. Status

         Ladue pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor on May 9, 2013. (Doc. 23). The Court sentenced Ladue to 30 months of custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release. (Doc. 36). Ladue's current term of supervised release began on January 30, 2017. (Doc. 77 at 2).

         Petition

         The United States Probation Office filed a Petition on May 16, 2019, requesting that the Court revoke Ladue's supervised release. (Doc. 77). The Petition alleges that Ladue violated the conditions of his supervised release by consuming alcohol on four separate occasions. (Doc, 77 at 2-3). United States District Court Judge Brian Morris issued a warrant for Ladue's arrest, (Doc. 78).

         Initial appearance

         Ladue appeared before the undersigned for his initial appearance on July 17, 2019. Ladue was represented by counsel. Ladue stated that he had read the petition and that he understood the allegations. Ladue waived his right to a preliminary hearing. The parties consented to proceed with the revocation hearing before the undersigned.

         Revocation hearing

         The Court conducted a revocation hearing on July 17, 2019. Ladue admitted that he had violated the conditions of his supervised release by consuming alcohol. The violation is serious and warrants revocation of Ladue's supervised release.

         Ladue's violation is a Grade C violation. Ladue's criminal history category is I. Ladue's underlying offense is a Class C felony. Ladue could be incarcerated for up to 24 months. He could be ordered to remain on supervised release for up to 48 months, less any custody time imposed. The United States Sentencing Guidelines call for a term of custody of 3 to 9 months.

         III. Analysis

         Ladue's supervised release should be revoked. Ladue should be incarcerated for 6 months, with 42 months of supervised release to follow. Ladue should receive no credit for time served in tribal ...


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