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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 16, 2019

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 Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Aug. 13 was:

Mark Luciano, 59, of Henderson, NV, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If convicted of the most serious crime, Luciano faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release. Luciano was released pending further proceedings. The Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 19-86.

Seth William Daniel, 24, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Daniel faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Daniel was detained. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-102.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston for an initial appearance on a complaint on Aug. 15 was:

Sean Henry White Bremmer, 24, of Browning, on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, receipt of child pornography and transfer of obscene material to minors. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bremmer faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. He was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference.  19-63.

Appearing on an indictment and pleading not guilty was:

William Joseph Spotted Eagle, 38, of Heart Butte, on charges of sexual abuse. If convicted of the most serious crime, Spotted Eagle faces a maximum of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. He was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-58.

Appearing on Aug. 14 and pleading not guilty was:

Joshua James Birdrattler, 35, of Browning, on charges of aggravated sexual abuse. If convicted of the most serious crime, Birdrattler faces a maximum of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. He was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-57.

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 August 16, 2019