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Information: Federal Court Arraignments

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 17, 2014
  • District of Montana (406) 657-6101

The United States Attorney’s Office today announced that those persons listed below were arraigned before the U.S. Magistrate and the indictments handed down by the grand jury unsealed.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on January 17, 2014 and entering pleas of not guilty were:

  • Rachael Allan Erhart, a 32-year-old resident of Billings appeared on charges of conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, and aiding and abetting. If convicted of the most serious offenses charged in the indictment, Erhart faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines, and five years’ supervised release. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force.

  • Rachael CORY SEVERSON, a 45 year-old-resident of Billings appeared on charges of conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, aiding and abetting, and possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious offenses charged in the indictment, Severson faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines, and lifetime supervised release. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force. 

The indictment is merely a formal charging document. It is not proof of guilt and all persons indicted are presumed to be innocent of any crime until proof of guilt is established by trial or guilty plea.

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