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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

St. Francis Man Charged With Larceny

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that John Swift, age 65, of St. Francis, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on July 23, 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 $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from incidents that took place between August 1, 2009, and December 31, 2010, when Swift 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 October 7, 2013.  The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015