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US court denies motion to reduce sentence

THE federal court has denied a convicted money launderer’s request for a reduced sentence.

Bert Douglas Montgomery is a federal prisoner serving a sentence of 240 months for money laundering, conspiracy to launder money and wire fraud.

District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona on Tuesday said the court lacks jurisdiction on the matter.

She also found that the defendant has not made a substantial showing of denial of a constitutional right.

Montgomery, 65, was convicted for his role in the conspiracy to defraud Bank of Saipan in 2003. Besides being sentenced to prison, he and his co-defendants were also ordered to pay $5.8 million in restitution to the bank.

Montgomery appealed his conviction, but the Ninth Circuit upheld it, saying that he did not demonstrate that the case warranted its intervention.