U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana
(406) 657-6101
August 7, 2015

Information: Federal Court Initial Appearances

The United States Attorney’s Office today announced that during a federal court session in Billings, Montana on August 5, 2015, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby, the following individuals appeared:

  • BURHAN A. MALLAK, a 63-year-old resident of Billings, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He is currently detained. If formally charged with this offense by indictment, MALLAK, faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release.. The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 15-65
  • DENISE KELLY MALLAK, a 47-year-old resident of Billings, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. She is currently detained. If formally charged with this offense by indictment, MALLAK, faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release.. The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 15-66

A complaint is merely a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offense(s) charged. 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.

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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