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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty To Burglary In Federal Court

COEUR D'ALENE – Stefan Hiebert, 20, of Lewiston, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court in Coeur d’Alene to burglary, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, on two separate occasions in March 2012, Hiebert, an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, burglarized a barn located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, with the intent to steal elk and deer antlers and sheds he knew to be inside. Hiebert stole approximately 30 antlers and sheds with an estimated value of $10,000.

The federal charge of burglary carries a mandatory minimum sentence of at least one year up to a maximum of ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for April 29, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated December 15, 2014