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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 30, 2018

Informational: Federal Court arraignments

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

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan in Billings on Nov. 26 and pleading not guilty was:

CHARLES FABIEN IDHEN, 38, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Idhen faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 18-136.

Appearing on Nov. 27 and pleading not guilty was:

DARRELL LEE WHITEMAN, JR., 29, of Lame Deer, on voluntary manslaughter. If convicted, Whiteman faces a maximum 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 18-145.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on Nov. 27 in Great Falls and pleading not guilty was:

GARY ALLEN JIMENEZ, 24, Heart Butte, on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and distribution of a controlled substance to a person under 21. If convicted of the most serious crime, Jimenez faces a minimum mandatory one year to 40 years in prison, a $2 million fine and six years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Blackfeet Nation law enforcement and FBI. Pacer case reference. 18-91.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch on Thursday in Missoula and pleading not guilty was:

JOHN GREGORY ALEXANDER HERRIN, 27, Helena, on charges of interstate transportation of stolen property, money laundering and attempted witness tampering. If convicted of the most serious charge, Herrin faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. The case was investigated by the FBI and Secret Service. Pacer case reference. 16-15.

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.

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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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated November 30, 2018