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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 21, 2011
  • District of Montana (406) 657-6101

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on December 21, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individuals were arraigned:

DAN OAHEYO TWO FEATHERS, a 55-year-old resident of Hamilton, appeared on charges in three separate cases as follows: CR 11-57-M-DWM—conspiracy to commit investment fraud, investment fraud, receipt of stolen money in interstate commerce, and money laundering; CR 11-58-M-DWM—conspiracy to commit investment fraud, investment fraud, receipt of stolen money in interstate commerce, and money laundering; and CR 11-59-M-DWM—investment fraud, receipt of stolen money in interstate commerce, and money laundering. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, TWO FEATHERS faces possible penalties of 20 years for each charge of investment fraud; 10 years for each charge of receipt of stolen money and money laundering; and five years for each charge of conspiracy to commit investment fraud. He also faces a fine of $250,000 and three years’ supervised release on every charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

SHAWN ANTHONY SWOR, a 42-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to commit investment fraud, investment fraud, receipt of stolen money in interstate commerce, and money laundering. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, SWOR faces possible penalties of years 20 years for investment fraud; 10 years for receipt of stolen money and money laundering; and five years for conspiracy to commit investment fraud. He also faces a fine of $250,000 and three years’ supervised release on every charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

JEFFREY PEET FRAZSER, a resident of Bozeman, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, FRAZSER faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine and four years’ supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Racicot is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Missouri River Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The defendants pled not guilty to the charges.

The charge—an indictment, information, or complaint—is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.