U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana
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June 12, 2015

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

The United States Attorney’s Office 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 Ostby in Billings on June 9, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JOHN DAVID HUSKEY, a 43-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of wire fraud. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, HUSKEY faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference. 15-34
  • MONICA LIMBERHAND, a 34-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of assault on a federal officer. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, LIMBERHAND faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference. 15-64

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on June 8, 2015 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • ERIC SCOTT NEWMAN, a 38-year-old resident of Belgrade, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, NEWMAN faces 40 years in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and four years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Missouri River Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference. 15-25

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 so that you stay current and not miss any important developments in the case.

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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