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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 9, 2015

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 Johnston in Great Falls on January 8, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JAIME GARCIA, a 29-year-old resident of California, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to commit money laundering.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, GARCIA faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Russell Country Drug Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations. PACER Case Reference:  14-96

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lynch in Missoula on January 8, 2015,  and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JOHN LOUIS CROSS, a 55-year-old resident of Polson appeared on charges of wire fraud and money laundering.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, CROSS faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service. PACER Case Reference:  14-47
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  • SLOANE HAROLD HEATH, a 29-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of receipt of child pornography.  If convicted of the count contained in the indictment, HEATH faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Plano Texas Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. PACER Case Reference:  14-45
  • WILLIAM DAVID HESELIUS, a 60-year-old resident of Helena, appeared on charges of felon in possession of firearms.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, HESELIUS 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:  14-08
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  • TRACY ANN HOHENSTATT, a 44-year-old resident of Phoenix, Arizona, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, HOHENSTATT faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference:  14-30
  • ZACHARY RYAN MILLS, a 33-year-old resident of Phoenix, Arizona, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, MILLS faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference:  14-30

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on January 7, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • RYAN ANTHONY CISLO, a 36-year-old resident of Billings appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen firearms.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, CISLO faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. PACER Case Reference:  14-125

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 tohttps://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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Updated January 14, 2015