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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fort Pierre Man Charged With Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Pierre, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support.

Jason L. Hackett, age 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 10, 2012. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Moreno on April 18, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, $100 special assessment and possible restitution.

The charge is merely an accusation and Hackett is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley is prosecuting the case.

Hackett was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015