Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 20, 2011|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on December 20, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned:
BRIAN DOUGLAS GILL, a 54-year-old resident of San Pedro, California, appeared on charges of conspiracy to commit investment fraud and investment fraud. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, GILL faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years’ supervised release. 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.
The defendant 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.