Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on May 16, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned:
JOHN ROBERT MULINSKI, a 49-year-old resident of Washington, appeared on a charge of wire fraud. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of this charge, MULINSKI faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy R. Racicot is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the U.S. Secret Service, the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, the Great Falls Police Department, and the Kalispell Police Department.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.
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.