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 all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law:

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on April 27 was:

Dennis Wayne Householder, Jr., 38, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Householder faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Householder was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI Transnational Organized Crime Task Force and the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-22.

Appearing on April 29 and pleading not guilty was:

Stacey Lee Milch, 39, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. If convicted of the most serious crime, Milch faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on the wire fraud charges and a mandatory two years in prison consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release on the aggravated identity theft charge. Milch was detained pending further proceedings. The U.S. Secret Service and the Billings Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-23. 

Appearing on April 30 and pleading not guilty was:

Josue Mikael Nunez, 21, of Carrollton, Georgia, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Nunez faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Nunez was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-24. 

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on April 28 was:

Robert Raymond Fasuga, 39, of Helena, on charges of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a stolen firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Fasuga faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Fasuga was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-03.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on April 30 was:

Harold Goodson Hill, 36, of Helena, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth, and interstate transportation of stolen property. If convicted of the most serious crime, Hill faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Hill was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, U.S. Postal Service, Russell Country Drug Task Force, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri Highway Patrol and Sioux Falls Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-19.

Appearing on April 29 and pleading not guilty was:

Tammy Lynn Lapie, 55, of Great Falls, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious crime, Lapie faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Lapie was released pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Great Falls Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-27.

The progress of cases may be monitored through the U.S. District Court Calendar and the PACER system. To establish a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents filed in a case, please visit http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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