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

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hermosa Woman Sentenced For Misprision Of A Felony

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Hermosa, South Dakota, woman convicted of Misprision of a Felony was sentenced on September 16, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.  

Doreen Amiotte, age 48, was sentenced to 24 months of probation, a $500 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Amiotte was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013, and pled guilty to Misprision of a Felony on May 31, 2013.

The conviction arose from an incident that took place on November 26, 2012, when Amiotte failed to report in a timely manner that a federal inmate, who was out on funeral furlough, could not be located.  The inmate absconded from the funeral between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Amiotte did not report the escape until after 4:30 p.m.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Ruettgers.

Updated June 22, 2015