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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 17, 2021

Informational: Federal Court arraignments

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Dec. 16 was:

Martin Leo Jimenez, 27, of Billings, on charges of attempted coercion and enticement. If convicted of the most serious crime, Jimenez faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Jimenez was released pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-104.

Appearing on Dec. 14 was:

Peter Lloyd Paskiewicz, 50, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. If convicted of the most serious crime, Paskiewicz faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Paskiewicz was released pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-76.

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Updated December 17, 2021