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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 22, 2017
Kurt G. Alme
, United States Attorney
Contact: Keri Leggett

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that those persons listed below were arraigned before the U.S. Magistrate and the indictments handed down by the Grand Jury unsealed.

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on September 21, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

JOSHUA ABRAM DISKIN, a 47-year-old resident of Yuba City, California, appeared on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, DISKIN faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Eastern Montana HIDTA.  PACER Case Reference.  17-60

 
RONALD DUANE KNAUB, a 68-year-old resident of Shepherd, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, KNAUB faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  PACER Case Reference.  17-99
 
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