Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
January 29, 2020
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Jan. 21 was:Robert Hal Hanson, 59, of Lavina, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Hanson faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Hanson was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI West task force investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 19-132.