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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 5, 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 Ostby in Billings on February 5, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • CAMERON CHARLES BACKER, a 26-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of assault on a federal officer.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, BACKER 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:  14-128
  • JOSEPH SEAN LITTLE, a 31-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of involuntary manslaughter.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, LITTLE faces 2 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:  15-06

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on February 4, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • CAMERON SEAN ALLSHOUSE, a 36-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, ALLSHOUSE 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 Billings Police Department.  PACER Case Reference:  15-03
  • RICHARD JUNIOUS HILL, JR., a 30-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, HILL faces 40 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and 4 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the FBI Drug Task Force. PACER Case Reference:  14-72

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Johnston in Great Falls on February 3, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • TIMOTHY WARREN ROSETTE, a 51-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of bribery of an official of an Indian tribal government receiving federal funding.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, ROSETTE faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Inspector General, Internal Revenue Service, Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.  PACER Case Reference:  14-101
  • TIMOTHY WARREN ROSETTE, a 51-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of bribery of an official of an Indian tribal government receiving federal funding, false claims act conspiracy, and false and fraudulent claim against federal funded project.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, ROSETTE faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Inspector General, Internal Revenue Service, Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.  PACER Case Reference:  15-03
  • TIMOTHY WARREN ROSETTE, a 51-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of bribery of an official of an Indian tribal government receiving federal funding and theft from and Indian tribal organization.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, ROSETTE faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Inspector General, Internal Revenue Service, Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.  PACER Case Reference:  15-04

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lynch in Missoula on February 3, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JOSE SALINAS-CHACON, a 47-year-old resident of Honduras, appeared on charges of illegal reentry.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SALINAS-CHACON faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.  PACER Case Reference:  15-12

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on January 30, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • PRESTON DAVID BELL, a 21-year-old resident of Wyola, appeared on charges of uttering counterfeit obligations.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, BELL faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by United States Secret Service. PACER Case Reference:  14-114
  • OLAF JAMES HAUGEN, a 29-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of aggravated sexual abuse.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, HAUGEN faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  PACER Case Reference:  15-05
  • ERIC HARVEY LITTLECALF, a 22-year-old resident of Rabbit Town, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and felony child abuse.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, LITTLECALF faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference: 14-130

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 February 5, 2015