A Federal Grand Jury returned an 11-count indictment against 46-year-old Ellreese Daniels -- the former fire crew boss with the Forest Service during the Thirty-Mile Fire.
Four counts of the indictment allege Daniels committed involuntary manslaughter in connection with the deaths of four firefighters in his crew who were killed while trapped in the Thirty-Mile Fire.
Seven other counts charge him with making false statements to the Forest Service during the investigations.
Each of the four involuntary manslaughter charges carries a maximum penalty of six years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of court supervision after release.
Each of the seven false statement charges carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of court supervision after release.