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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012
  • District of Montana (406) 657-6101

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings on December 11, 2012 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned on the following counts:

  • LARKIN TROY CHANDLER, a 46-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, XII, and XIII.
  • SHAWN TALKING EAGLE DANFORTH, a 37-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, X, and XI.
  • MARK JAMES DENNY, a 33-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, XIV, and XV.
  • FREDERICK PAUL DEPUTEE, JR., a 40-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, and XVI.
  • ALLEN JOSEPH OLD HORN, a 40-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, VII, VIII, XVII, and XVIII.
  • DALE DREW OLD HORN, a 67-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, III, and IV.
  • MARTIN LLOYD OLD HORN, a 31-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on the charges in Counts I, II, and IX.

All counts except for Count XVIII also include possible penalties of a $250,000 fine and three years’ supervised release. Count XVIII includes possible penalties of a $100,000 fine and three years’ supervised release.

  • Count I: Conspiracy to Defraud Crow Tribe (five years’ imprisonment)
  • Count II: Corrupt Diversions of Tribal Revenues (Mail Fraud) (20 years’ imprisonment)
  • Counts III, VI, VII, X, XII, XIV: Theft from an Organization Receiving Federal Funding (10 years’ imprisonment)
  • Counts IV, V, VIII, IX, XI, XIII, XV, XVI: Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization (five years’ imprisonment)
  • Count XVII: Extortion Involving a Federally Funded Program (10 years’ imprisonment)
  • Count XVIII: Federal Income Tax Fraud (three years’ imprisonment)

The defendants pled not guilty to the charges and were released on special conditions.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States.

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.

The investigation was conducted by a team of agents and auditors working with the U.S. Attorney’s Guardians Project, including the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Interior, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.