Officer found justified in shooting also cleared in illegal search claim; other officer cleared separate lawsuit
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the city of Billings and police officers accused in two separate lawsuits of civil rights violations.
A federal judge on Monday denied real estate mogul Tim Blixseth’s request to get out of a Montana jail after the Yellowstone Club founder was found in contempt of court over his sale of a Mexico resort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A federal judge sentenced two Billings residents to prison Monday for forging checks found in mail they stole from residential mailboxes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Utah woman to prison for distributing methamphetamine to other inmates at the Yellowstone County jail.
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.
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.
A man accused of attacking another man with a crow bar admitted assault charges in federal court on Monday.
A former payroll clerk for Lodge Grass Public Schools admitted Thursday to embezzling at least $10,000 from the school district.
A Lame Deer man will spend three years in federal prison for a drunken driving crash that killed a passenger and seriously injured another.
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced an Ashland man to prison on involuntary manslaughter charges for a drunken driving wreck that killed his passenger.