Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney(s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on September 17, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:
CYD MARIE BABB, a 42-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on (21) counts of obtaining possession of controlled substance by deception. She is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, BABB faces possible penalties of 4 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release on each count. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan R. Whittaker is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration Tactical Diversion Squad (includes the Billings Police Department, the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation and the Laurel Police Department).
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.