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Information: Federal Court Arraignments

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The United States Attorney's Office today announced that those persons listed below were arraigned before the U.S. Magistrate and the indictments handed down by the Grand Jury unsealed.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Strong in Great Falls on August 21, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

ERIN ELLIOT HOLCOMB, an 18-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of possession of an unregistered firearm and transfer of an unregistered firearm. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, HOLCOMB faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. PACER Case Reference: 14-59

JANA NYGARD, a 28-year-old resident of Brockton, appeared on charges of embezzlement of government property and theft of mail by an officer or employee. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, NYGARD faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service. PACER Case Reference: 14-60

If any of the above cases are of interest to your media organization and the community it serves, we encourage you to monitor the progress of the case regularly through the U.S. District Court calendar and the PACER system so that you stay current and not miss any important developments in the case.

To establish a PACER account, which will allow you to review documents filed in the case, please go to, To access the district court's calendar, please go to



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