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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

St. Francis Woman Charged With Making False Statement To Federal Agency And Concealing Person From Arrest

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Making False Statement to a Federal Agency and Concealing Person From Arrest. Candice Waln, age 34, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2012. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 14, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The charges are merely accusations, and Waln is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Marshal's Service. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.

Waln was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015