Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 30, 2013|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula on May 29, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned:
Austin Leo Hagman, a 23-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of this charge, Hagman faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of five years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, and four years’ supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.
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.