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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 4, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned:

KIM IRENE BRIEN, a 34-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine on the Crow Indian Reservation. She is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, BRIEN faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

GEOFREDO JAMES LITTLEBIRD, JR., a 25-year-old resident of Hardin, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, LITTLEBIRD faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $4,000,000 fine and at least 5 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek 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.

 

 

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