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Informational: Federal Court arraignments

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

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 April 7 was:

Kyle Jason Swindler, 41, of Billings, on charges of attempted coercion and enticement. If convicted of the most serious crime, Swindler faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Swindler was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-27.

The progress of cases may be monitored through the U.S. District Court Calendar and the PACER system. To establish a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents filed in a case, please visit To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit











Clair Johnson Howard
Public Affairs Officer

Updated April 8, 2022

Press Release Number: 22-090