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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

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 Strong on May 6, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JONAS L. FLANSBURG, a 31-year-old resident of Dodson, appeared on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the charged contained in the indictment, FLANSBURG faces 10 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. PACER Case Reference: 14-29

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on May 6, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • STEVEN MICHAEL CATE, a 44-year-old resident of Newport, Washington appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, CATE faces life imprisonment, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. PACER Case Reference: 14-21
  • DANIEL ROGER RACHELL, a 43-year old resident of Darby, appeared on charges of threats against the President and threats against former presidents and certain other persons. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, RACHELL faces 5 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service. PACER Case Reference: 14-25

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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Updated January 14, 2015