Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 2, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:
ARSCENIO NOT AFRAID, a 23-year-old resident of HARDIN, appeared on a charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, NOT AFRAID 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 defendant pled not guilty to the charge.
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.