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Little Eagle Man Sentenced in Embezzlement Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 07, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle man charged with Embezzlement and Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization was sentenced on February 7, 2011, by United States District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Kenneth Mark Walking Elk, also known as Kenneth Howard, Jr., age 65, was sentenced to five years of probation, $15,087.84 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Walking Elk was indicted for Embezzlement and Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2010. The charges relate to Walking Elk’s embezzlement of more than $1,000 of money funds and assets that belonged to the Running Antelope District, a subdivision of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He pled guilty to Embezzlement and Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization on August 23, 2010.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

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