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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 19, 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 Ostby in Billings on November 19, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

KELLY STEEN, a 50-year-old resident of Baker, appeared on charges of transportation of hazardous materials without placards and transportation of hazardous materials with improper transportation documents. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, STEEN faces 5 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. The case was investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General. PACER Case Reference: 14-111

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on November 17, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

THOMAS EDELMAN, a 33-year-old resident of Bridger, appeared on charges of felon in possession of firearm, fugitive in possession of firearms, and possession of stolen firearms. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, EDELMAN 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. PACER Case Reference: 14-104

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on November 14, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

EDWIN CHARLES FALCON, a 54-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, FALCON faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 14-60

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