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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 24, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 24, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned:

RAYMOND LIMPY, a 55-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, LIMPY faces possible penalties of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

ADRIAN URIAH BROKEN ROPE, a 25-year-old resident of Lodge Grass, appeared on charges of involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, BROKEN ROPE faces possible penalties of 8 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release on the involuntary manslaughter charge and 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release on the assault resulting in serious bodily injury charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

SARA LYNN WEGNER, a 29-year-old resident of Hardin, appeared on a charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. She is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, WEGNER faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, 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 a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 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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