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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hermosa Woman Charged With False Statement And False Declaration

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Hermosa, South Dakota woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for False Statement to a Federal Agency and False Declaration before a Grand Jury.

Doreen Amiotte, age 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 8, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.

Amiotte was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for April 2, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015