Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on June 18, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned:
FAWN HAHN TADIOS, a 41-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of Counts I & II: Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization Receiving Federal Grants, Count III: Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization, and Count IV: Theft from a Health Care Facility. TADIOS is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, TADIOS faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release on Counts I, II, and IV. On Count III, TADIOS faces possible penalties of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The defendant 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.