Leischners arraigned again

Couple indicted on charges of financial aid fraud for son’s criminal justice degree


A Laurel family accused of conspiring to embezzle federal money from a water project in north-central Montana faces new charges, this time that they failed to report income — including from Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation — when applying for financial aid for their son.

Brenden James Leischner pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal district court in Great Falls to charges that he and his parents, Mark and Tammy Leischner, conspired to file false information in financial aid applications and appeals while Brenden Leischner was enrolled in a criminal justice program at the University of...

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