Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on April 20, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:
KARSEN WAYNE BUSHMAN, a 24-year-old resident of Wolf Point, appeared on charges of conspiracy to affect interstate commerce by violence, affecting interstate commerce by violence, and theft from an Indian tribal organization. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, BUSHMAN faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
ANTHONY DAVID GALLAGHER HORN, a 44-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of this charge, HORN faces possible penalties of 8 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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.