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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on September 28, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned:

CORY PAUL CLUBFOOT, a 30-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on a charge of sexual abuse. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, CLUBFOOT faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and life in prison. The crime occurred within the exterior boundaries of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

ROLAND TODD BROWN, a 47-year-old resident of Lodge Grass, appeared on a charge of impede/intimidate a federal officer. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, BROWN faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. The crime occurred within the exterior boundaries of the Crow Indian Reservation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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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