Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on October 16, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:
KEITH ALLAN DEVEREAUX, a 34-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on a charge of Hobbs Act robbery. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, DEVEREAUX faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 5 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica A. Betley is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Great Falls Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
JASON BRYAN MARTIN, a 29-year-old resident of Helena, appeared on charges of wire fraud and theft of government property. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, MARTIN faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan W. Whittaker is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - 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.