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 to be innocent until proven guilty:
Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on April 5 was:
MONWELL DWIGHT BOOTH, 38, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Booth faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. He was detained. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-27.
KATRINA MARIE BOLEJACK, 24, of Billings, and DAVID ANDREW MEYERS, 24, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bolejack and Meyers face a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and five years of supervised release. Bolejack and Meyers were detained. The case was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, the FBI and Billings Police Department. Pacer case reference. 19-26.
Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on April 2 was:
TANIA LONGTIN, 35, and JAMIE ALAN CORDELL, 45, both of Wyoming, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth and distribution of meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Longtin and Cordell face a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $4 million fine and five years of supervised release. Longtin and Cordell were detained. The case was investigated by Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Pacer case reference. 07-69.
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.
Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer