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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 25, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned:

JOSE ENRIQUE SANTIAGO-RAMIREZ, age 46, ELISEO DOMINGUES, age 41, and LIBRADO HOMEZ-CORREA, age 42, citizens of Mexico, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. They are currently detained. If convicted of these charges, they each face 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 James E. Seykora is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.

LARRY DAUENHAUER, a 65-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. DAUENHAUER is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, he 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 James E. Seykora is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.

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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