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Serving the People of South Dakota

      Welcome to the District of South Dakota.  Our mission is to protect and serve the citizens of South Dakota through the vigorous and impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States.  We strive to defend the national security, improve the safety and quality of life in our communities, and protect the public funds and financial assets of the United States. 

Brendan V. Johnson, United States Attorney

Violent Crime and
Human Trafficking Conference

scheduled for August 12-14 in Sioux Falls

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USA Johnson featured in Sex Trafficking video – “Hidden in Plain Sight”

Video produced by the organization Be Free.




August 20, 2014

Little Eagle Woman Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Verinda Red Legs

Little Eagle Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender
Gary Little Bird, Jr.

Porcupine Woman Sentenced for Assault
Cheryl Lynn Cross

Pine Ridge Man Pleads Not Guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact
Edwin Grass, Sr.

Minnesota Man Found Guilty in Methamphetamine Conspiracy
Esteban Chavez-Cruz

Lake Andes Man Sentenced for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child
Sylvan Godfrey

Selby Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Distribution of Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors
Christopher R. Jansen

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty to Transportation for Prostitution
Thomas Alexander Roberts

August 18, 2014

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
Denardo LaVelle Cunningham

Cherry Creek Man Charged with Possession of Sawed-Off Shotgun and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Kelly Joe Romero

Mission Woman Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
Misty Swalley

Parmelee Man Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
Franklin Running Horse

Rapid City Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Jeffrey Jandreau

St. Francis Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Making False Statement to Federal Agency
Luke Two Eagle

Fort Thompson Man Charged with Assault by Strangulation and Suffocation and Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender
Santana Drapeau

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