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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 13, 2013

Two Sentenced For Making False Statements

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two people convicted of False Statement were sentenced on December 12, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Lynn Barbara Van Laar, age 65, of Worthing, South Dakota, was sentenced to time served and fined $250.  Randall Jay Jurgens, age 54, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was sentenced to one year of probation.
         
Van Laar and Jurgens were indicted by a federal grand jury on June 4, 2013, for making a false statement.  Van Laar pled guilty on September 9, 2013, and Jurgens pled guilty on September 10, 2013.
         
Both defendants made false statements to a federal agent during his investigation into a federal crime.
         
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randy J. Seiler and John E. Haak prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015