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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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 Judge Strong in Great Falls on October 28, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

JHANE ALAM, a 38-year-old resident of Bangladesh, appeared on charges of transporting illegal aliens, encouraging and inducing illegal entry, and bringing aliens to the United States. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, ALAM, faces 5 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. PACER Case Reference: 14-94

JASON NEEL, a 31-year-old resident of California, appeared on charges of witness tampering. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, NEEL, 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: 14-100

ANTONIO MATHIAS PETERSON, a 32-year-old resident of Butte, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, PETERSON, faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the United States Probation Office.. PACER Case Reference: 14-07

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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