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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MINNEAPOLIS—A federal grand jury in the District of Minnesota, sitting in Minneapolis, recently returned the following indictments. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation, and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Any sentence is determined by a federal district judge.

Little Falls man charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine

James Kelly Benson, age 30, of Little Falls, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

If convicted, Benson faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison on the conspiracy count and 20 years on the possession count. This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez.

Arkansas man charged with bank robbery

Kenja Omar Deangelo Carmichael, age 35, of West Memphis, Arkansas, was charged with one count of bank robbery.

If convicted, Carmichael faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI and the Duluth Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Dunne.

Man charged with identity theft

Keith Michael Novak, age 25, unknown address, was charged by Information with one count of identity theft.

If convicted, Novak faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Charles Kovats and Andrew R. Winter.

 

 

Updated April 30, 2015