Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 24, 2009, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:
JORDAN LEWIS PATRICK WING, a 21-year-old resident of Dodson, appeared on charges of burglary and possession of stolen firearms. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, WING faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Racicot is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
DAVID MICHAEL ROSEBUD MATHISON, a 33-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of bank fraud and larceny. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, MATHISON faces possible penalties of 30 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 5 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigation Division.
The defendants pled not guilty to the charges.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are 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.