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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, February 3, 2014

Allen Man Sentenced For Stealing Money Orders

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Allen, South Dakota, man convicted of Larceny was sentenced on January 24, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy.

Clarence Yellow Hawk, Sr., age 45, was sentenced to time served, and ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and $3,000 in restitution.  

In March of 2012, at Pine Ridge, Yellow Hawk and another person took three money orders belonging to someone else, arranged to have them cashed, and then kept part of the money for himself. 

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. 

Updated June 22, 2015