Informational: Federal Court Initial Appearance
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on March 8, 2010, before Senior U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert M. Holter, the following individuals appeared:
MALIK HANNABAL SHABAZZ, a 19-year-old resident of Washington, D.C., made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging false impersonation of an officer of the United States and making false statements. He is currently detained. If charged with these offenses, SHABAZZ faces possible penalties of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan R. Whittaker is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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