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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

The United States Attorney's Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that the person and corporations listed below were arraigned before the U.S. Magistrate on the Information filed in U.S. District Court.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lynch in Missoula on April 1, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • rtin Romano, President and Registered Agent of MR Asphalt, Inc. located in Victor, MT, appeared on charges of violation of safety standard causing death of an employee. If convicted of the charge contained in the Information, ROMANO faces up to 6 months imprisonment, and a $10,000 fine. PACER Case Reference: 14-05
  • Asphalt, Inc. appeared through its registered agent on charges of violation of safety standard causing death of an employee. If convicted of the charge contained in the Information, MR Asphalt, Inc. faces a maximum penalty of a $500,000 fine. PACER Case Reference: 14-05

The Information is merely a formal charging document. It is not proof of guilt and all persons indicted are presumed to be innocent of any crime until proof of guilt is established by trial or guilty plea.

The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently transitioning its media program to new media contacts. Resources and this transition may affect the amount of information the office can process and

Therefore, 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