Informational: Federal Court arraignments | USAO-MT

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Aug. 25 was:

Jimmie Lee Singleton, 60, of Livingston, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Singleton faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Singleton was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 20-79.

Tanya Smith, 44, of Laurel, on charges of theft of government property, false statements to a government agency and Social Security fraud-concealment. If convicted of the most serious crime, Smith faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Smith was released pending further proceedings. The Social Security Administration investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 20-81.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Aug. 25 was:

Nathaniel Vincent Long, 41, of Missoula, on charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and drug user in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Long faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. Long was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 20-35.

If any of the above cases are of interest to your media organization and the community it serves, we encourage you to monitor the progress of the case regularly through the U.S. District Court calendar and the PACER system.

To establish a PACER account, which will allow you to review documents filed in the case, please go to, http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the district court’s calendar, please go to https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

 

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