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District of South Dakota

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mission Man Pleads Guilty To Larceny

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Harvey LaPointe, age 62, of Mission, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 8, 2013 and pled guilty to Larceny. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.

The conviction stems from incidents that took place between August 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010, when LaPointe took money and property from the St. Francis Volunteer Fire Department to which he was not entitled.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 24, 2013. The defendant was released pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015