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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana
For Immediate Release
Jesse Laslovich, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-mt
Friday, January 20, 2023

Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

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. 19 was:

Nicole Irene Corbin, 32, of Billings, on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. If convicted of the most serious crime, Corbin faces a maximum of 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine and five years of supervised release on the bank fraud crime and a mandatory minimum two years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release on the aggravated identity theft crime. Corbin was detained pending further proceedings. The Billings Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-151.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Jan. 17 was:

Katie Elizabeth Bowlds, 39, of Helena, on charges of possession of stolen mail. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bowlds faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Bowlds was released pending further proceedings. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-10.

Brandon Wade Kurns, 28, of Helena, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Kurns faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Kurns was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Montana Probation & Parole investigated the case. PACER case reference. 23-01.

The progress of cases may be monitored through the U.S. District Court Calendar and the PACER system. To establish a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents filed in a case, please visit http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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