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Informational: Federal Court Arraignment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 12, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 12, 2009, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:

LIONEL COTY BRINKERHOFF, a 30-year-old resident of Wyoming, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of a firearm with serial number removed, altered, or obliterated. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, BRINKERHOFF faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed Zink is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms& Explosives.

The defendant pled not guilty to the charges.

The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and any person named as a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

 

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