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Informational: Federal Court Initial Appearance

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 22, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual appeared:

LLOYD JOHN ROMERO, a 26-year-old resident of Worden, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging felon in possession of a firearm. He is currently detained. If charged with this offense, ROMERO faces possible penalties of ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed Zink is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Billings Police Department.

A complaint is merely a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offense charged.



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