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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 1, 2013

Wounded Knee Man Sentenced For Theft Of Government Property

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wounded Knee, South Dakota man convicted of Theft of Government Property was sentenced on February 20, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy. Jeremy Elk, age 30, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 1 year probation.

Between August 2010 and January 2011, Elk stole chainsaws that were owned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and converted them to his own use. He pleaded guilty on November 27, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015