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By Tim Leeds 

Huston to go to trial

Plea deal in embezzlement case called off


August 14, 2014

A change of plea hearing in federal court in Great Falls this morning for Shad Huston turned into a trial scheduling hearing.

After Huston’s attorney, Michael Sherwood of Missoula, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Rostad told U.S. District Judge Brian Morris they had been unable to come to an agreement with all three cases filed against Huston, Morris set the trial for Sept. 29.

Sherwood said he thought more dialogue might resolve the plea agreement disagreement, but due to Rostad’s position decided to go to trial.

Rostad said in May he hoped for a complete agreement dealing with the...

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Reader Comments

EagleII writes:

The foolishness continues. The witnesses and evidence is plenty. I'm not sure what he's thinking taking this to trial, but hopefully without a deal the conviction will mean REAL TIME and REAL CONSEQUENCES for at least one of the guilty parties in this.

Slickyboyboo writes:

Makes no sense to plea bargain any of these theft cases,go to trial on all the charges filed and let the chips fall where they may.


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