Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on July 30, 2009, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned:
TAMI I. CURLEY, a 42-year-old resident of Missoula (Frenchtown), appeared on charges of tax evasion, wire fraud, and attempted bank fraud. She is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, CURLEY faces possible penalties of 30 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 5 years supervised release. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Kurt G. Alme is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.
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.