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Informational: Federal Court Arraignment

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 29, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:

KRYSTEL A. BUCKLAND, a 31-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on a charge of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud. She is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of this charge, BUCKLAND faces possible penalties of 4 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan P. McCarthy is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.

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.



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