Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on March 20, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned:
ASHLEIGH MARIE GREYBULL, a 30-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of theft from an Indian tribal organization, federal student aid fraud, and false statements to federal investigators. She is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, GREYBULL faces possible penalties of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release on each charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Interior - Inspector General's Office.
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.