Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 21, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:
ISMAEL ROBLES-ZAMORA, age 26, appeared on (3) counts of distribution of methamphetamine. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, ROBLES-ZAMORA 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 4 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 defendant 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.