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

Friday, December 13, 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 Dec. 13 was:

Leslie Charles Hogan, Jr., 36, of Billings, on charges of assault of a dating partner by strangulation and domestic assault by an habitual offender. If convicted of the most serious crime, Hogan faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Hogan was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI.

Pacer case reference. 19-146.

If the above case is 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, To access the district court’s calendar, please go to


Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated December 13, 2019