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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 18, 2013

Rapid City Woman Pleads Guilty To Concealing A Fugitive

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Tina Marie Ladeaux, a/k/a Tina M. Cooper, a/k/a Tina Cooperboyd, age 41, of Rapid City, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 31, 2013, and pled guilty to Concealing Person from Arrest. 
         
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
         
The charge stems from Ladeaux concealing her husband, Eric Ladeaux, from law enforcement after being informed there was a warrant for his arrest for Escape on federal charges in September 2012. 
         
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.
         
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for February 3, 2014.  The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015