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Sioux Falls Woman Guilty of Helping to Harbor Illegal Aliens

May25, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Maya Zisberg, age 28, of Sioux Falls, appeared before US District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on May 25, 2011, and pled guilty to a charge of Accessory After the Fact to Harboring Certain Aliens. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 1/2 years' imprisonment and/or a $125,000 fine.

Between July 2009 and December 2010 at Rapid City, Zisberg assisted another person who was harboring and shielding illegal aliens. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Eric Kelderman.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for August 26, 2011. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.




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