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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Information: Federal Court arraignments

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned before U.S. magistrate judges this week. Indictments handed down by the Grand Jury were unsealed. Indictments are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan in Billings on Nov. 20 and entering Not Guilty pleas were:

ARLYN JUAN CASTRO, 35, of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, appeared on charges of failing to register as a sex offender. If convicted of the most serious charge, the defendant faces a maximum 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Pacer case reference. 18-133

EUGENE MAJOR BIGBACK, JR., 59, of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, appeared on charges of failing to register as a sex offender. If convicted of the most serious charge, the defendant faces a maximum 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Pacer case reference. 18-132

RENIE RAYMOND JOSEPH FILLION, 34, of Livingston, appeared on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, receipt of a firearm while under indictment and possession of an unregistered firearm. If convicted of the most serious charge, the defendant faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 18-134   

FRANCISCO MORALES, 44, of Lubbock, Texas, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine for distribution and possession of meth for distribution. If convicted of the most serious charge, the defendant faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pacer case reference. 18-139

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.

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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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer (406) 247-4623
Updated November 21, 2018