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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 17, 2013

Neopit, Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to Three Years' Probation for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that Raissa A. Askenette, (age: 33) of Neopit, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation, in the State of Wisconsin, was sentenced on May 20, 2013 in Green Bay by United States District Court Chief Judge William Gresbach, to three years on probation, with 180 days of home confinement. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Askenette on February 28, 2013, to a federal indictment charging her with assault with a dangerous weapon.

On September 23, 2012, Menominee Tribal Police Department officers arrested Askenette, who was subsequently booked into the Menominee Tribal Jail. While at the jail
Askenette hit the correctional officer in the face with her metal crutch.  The correctional officer suffered a nasal fracture as a result of the assault. 

The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin L. Whittemore.

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Updated January 29, 2015