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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 7, 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 John T. Johnston on Dec. 4 in Great Falls and pleading not guilty was:

MICHELE WOODS, 50, of Great Falls, on charges of theft from a program receiving federal funding. If convicted of the most serious charge, Woods faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 18-94.

Appearing on Dec. 6 and pleading not guilty was:

ELY MASON SCOTT WILLIAMS, 20, of Great Falls, on charges of receipt of firearm by person while under indictment. If convicted of the most serious charge, Williams faces a maximum five 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 and the Great Falls Police Department. Pacer case reference. 18-88.

SHEVYN EUGENE MARSHALL, 35, of Belt, on charges of conspiracy to distribute explosives without a license and possession of stolen explosives. If convicted of the most serious charge, Marshall 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 and the Russell Country Drug Task Force. Pacer case reference. 18-90.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan on Dec. 4 in Billings and pleading not guilty was:

ANGEL ALBERT ALVARADO, 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 charge, Alvarado faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and five years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Pacer case reference. 18-121.

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 December 7, 2018