Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 11, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:
MIKE ALFONS CAMPA, age 54, SUZETTE GULYAS GAL, age 54, ANDRAS ZOLTAN GAL, age 22, and KRISZTIAN ZOLTAN GEORGE GAL, age 29, residents of Yorba Linda, California, appeared on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, investment fraud by mail, and investment fraud by wire. CAMPA is currently detained and the others are released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, they each face possible penalties of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to commit fraud and 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release for each of the investment fraud charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Interior - Office of Inspector General.
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.