Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on March 15, 2012, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, the following individual was arraigned:
MICHAEL RAY LUFBOROUGH, age 30, appeared on charges of theft from a federal firearms licensee and being a felon-in-possession of firearms. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, LUFBOROUGH faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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.