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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 19, 2022

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 Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Aug. 19 was:

Jacob Israel Strong, aka Jacob Israel Guill, 36, of Heron, on charges of conspiracy and international parental kidnapping. If convicted of the most serious crime, Strong faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Strong was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-28.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Aug. 18 was:

Damon Joel Castillo, 46, of Hays, on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Castillo faces a mandatory minimum five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and four years of supervised release. Castillo was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Fort Belknap Law Enforcement Services investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-56.

Osvaldo Aguilar, aka Aldo Chavez, aka Creeper, 47, of Cut Bank, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious crime, Aguilar faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and five years of supervised release. Aguilar was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Glacier County Sheriff’s Office and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-54.

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

Gene John Klamert, 70, of Billings, on charges of mail fraud. If convicted of the most serious crime, Klamert faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Klamert was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Land Management investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-78.

Nathiel Bartell Plainbull, 33, unknown address, on charges of sexual abuse of a minor. If convicted of the most serious crime, Plainbull faces a maximum of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Plainbull was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-81.

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 http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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Contact: 
Clair Johnson Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-205
Updated August 19, 2022