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Butte man sentenced to federal prison for selling fentanyl patch

BUTTE — A Butte man has been sentenced to nearly 19 years in federal prison for selling a prescription pain relieving patch to a man who died of an overdose in December 2012.

March 13, 2014 12:33 pmLoading…
Judge orders Blixseth to appear in court

Judge orders Blixseth to appear in court

A judge has told real estate developer Tim Blixseth to appear in federal court to explain why he has not complied with an order to pay $13.8 million to creditors in a bankruptcy case.

March 06, 2014 2:49 pmLoading…
Ringleader of Bakken scheme sentenced to 30 years

Ringleader of Bakken scheme sentenced to 30 years

HELENA — A judge sentenced a California man Thursday to 30 years in prison and ordered him to repay more than $5.1 million to victims duped into putting their money into nonexistent oil-and-gas projects in Montana and a gold mining scheme in Arizona.

January 30, 2014 5:51 pm Related Loading…

Judge issues 5-year federal prison term in Bakken fraud

A federal judge has sentenced a California man to five years in prison for luring investors to sink money in what authorities said were fictitious oil and gas projects in eastern Montana’s Bakken oil patch.

December 23, 2013 6:15 pmLoading…
Hearing delayed for Billings woman accused of fraud

Hearing delayed for Billings woman accused of fraud

A Billings woman who was scheduled to plead guilty to defrauding a bank and investors of about $150,000 had her hearing continued on Monday for medical reasons.

December 16, 2013 5:36 pmLoading…
Billings woman to admit fraud charges

Billings woman to admit fraud charges

A Billings woman suspected of defrauding a bank to get a home loan and of bilking investors in a separate scheme is expected again to admit to fraud charges after a federal judge rejected an earlier plea deal.

December 12, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Billings pair gets prison for stealing mail for checks, credit cards

A federal judge sentenced two Billings residents to prison Monday for forging checks found in mail they stole from residential mailboxes.

October 28, 2013 2:30 pmLoading…
Billings woman withdraws guilty plea in bank fraud

Billings woman withdraws guilty plea in bank fraud

A Billings woman who earlier admitted forging her husband’s name to get a bank loan withdrew her guilty plea on Monday after the judge rejected a plea agreement.

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Judge sentences man to 33 years for DUI wreck that killed 4

Judge sentences man to 33 years for DUI wreck that killed 4

Saying the “day of reckoning” had arrived, a federal judge on Thursday ordered a Crow Agency man with a history of alcohol abuse to spend more than 33 years in prison for killing four people while driving drunk on the Crow Reservation in 2011.

October 24, 2013 4:00 pmLoading…
Billings man pleads guilty to role in meth ring

Billings man pleads guilty to role in meth ring

A Billings man who prosecutors say was a low-level dealer in a larger drug ring admitted to federal charges of possessing methamphetamine for distribution.

October 07, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…
Miles City man sentenced in methadone death

Miles City man sentenced in methadone death

A Miles City man who admitted giving methadone pills to a Miles City woman who died of an overdose of the drug will spend three years in federal prison.

October 07, 2013 3:00 pmLoading…
Utah woman sentenced for drug distribution in jail

Utah woman sentenced for drug distribution in jail

A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Utah woman to prison for distributing methamphetamine to other inmates at the Yellowstone County jail.

October 07, 2013 2:00 pmLoading…
Lodge Grass triple-murder suspect facing competency issues

Lodge Grass triple-murder suspect facing competency issues

A Lodge Grass man found incompetent to stand trial on three murder charges will have a hearing in December to determine whether he can be released or needs further care.

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Hardin man admits manslaughter in DUI wreck

Hardin resident Carl Chester Alden Jr. admitted he was driving drunk when he caused an accident that killed one person and injured two others in December.

September 30, 2013 1:45 pmLoading…

Crow Agency man admits assault

A man accused of attacking another man with a crow bar admitted assault charges in federal court on Monday.

September 30, 2013 11:55 amLoading…

Former Lodge Grass School clerk admits theft

A former payroll clerk for Lodge Grass Public Schools admitted Thursday to embezzling at least $10,000 from the school district.

September 12, 2013 12:05 pmLoading…
Lame Deer man gets 3 years for fatal crash

Lame Deer man gets 3 years for fatal crash

A Lame Deer man will spend three years in federal prison for a drunken driving crash that killed a passenger and seriously injured another.

September 11, 2013 9:34 pmLoading…

Ashland man sentenced for drunken driving fatal

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced an Ashland man to prison on involuntary manslaughter charges for a drunken driving wreck that killed his passenger.

September 11, 2013 2:49 pmLoading…

Billings man sentenced for distributing pain pills

A Billings man who sold prescription painkillers to a federal agent will spend more than 12 years in federal prison.

September 10, 2013 3:59 pmLoading…

Crow Agency man gets prison in corruption case

A Crow Agency man who admitted to participating in a double-billing scheme while working for the Crow Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office will spend six months in federal prison.

September 10, 2013 2:31 pmLoading…

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