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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 14, 2017

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

The United States Attorney’s Office 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 Johnston in Great Falls on July 13, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • CINNAMON A. FULGHUM, a 49-year-old resident of Plentywood, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and use of a communication facility in causing and facilitating the commission of felonies under the controlled substances act.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, FULGHUM faces 20 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.  17-39
  • JULIUS EDWARD LUPOWITZ, a 55-year-old resident of Melbourne, Florida, appeared on charges of wire fraud, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, LUPOWITZ faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  17-40

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on July 11, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • KEVIN RAYMOND RUCKS, a 56-year-old resident of Dickinson, North Dakota, appeared on charges of distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, RUCKS faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines, and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  PACER Case Reference.  17-08

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on July 10, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • WILLIAM BRENT LARION, a 40-year-old resident of Shelbyville, Tennessee, appeared on charges of possession of a firearm not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, LARION faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.  PACER Case Reference.  17-33

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on July 5, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • RANDY RAY STARNES, a 60-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of bank robbery.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, STARNES faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  17-81

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, http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the district court’s calendar, please go to https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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KERI LEGGETT Acting Public Information Officer
Updated July 14, 2017