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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 11, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned on the following counts:

LARKIN TROY CHANDLER, a 46-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, XII, and XIII.

SHAWN TALKING EAGLE DANFORTH, a 37-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, X, and XI.

MARK JAMES DENNY, a 33-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, XIV, and XV.

FREDERICK PAUL DEPUTEE, JR., a 40-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, and XVI.

ALLEN JOSEPH OLD HORN, a 40-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, VII, VIII, XVII, and XVIII.

DALE DREW OLD HORN, a 67-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, III, and IV.

MARTIN LLOYD OLD HORN, a 31-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, and IX.

All counts except for Count XVIII, also include possible penalties of a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Count XVIII includes possible penalties of a $100,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Count I:

Conspiracy to Defraud Crow Tribe (5 years imprisonment)

Count II:

Corrupt Diversions of Tribal Revenues (Mail Fraud) (20 years imprisonment)

Counts III, VI, VII, X, XII, XIV:

Theft From An Organization Receiving Federal Funding (10 years imprisonment)

Counts IV, V, VIII, IX, XI, XIII, XV, XVI:

Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization (5 years imprisonment)

Count XVII:

Extortion Involving A Federally Funded Program (10 years imprisonment)

Count XVIII:

Federal Income Tax Fraud (3 years imprisonment)

The defendants pled not guilty to the charges and were released on special conditions.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States.

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.

The investigation was conducted by a team of agents and auditors working with the U.S. Attorney's Guardians Project, including the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Interior, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

 

 

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