Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on April 16, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:
THEODORE J. CASTINE, a 53-year-old resident of Mooresville, North Carolina, appeared on a charge of sexual exploitation of children. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, CASTINE faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum 15 years in prison and could be sentenced to 30 years, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
ADRIAN FRANK NAULT, a 29-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, NAULT faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $4,000,000 fine and 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael T. Wolfe is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tri-Agency Task Force.
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.