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Pine Ridge man Guilty of Assault

July 18, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Michael Goodman, age 24, of Pine Ridge, appeared before US District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on July 18, 2011, and pled guilty to Count II of an indictment that charged him with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In November 2010, near Oglala, Goodman helped to assault another man by kicking him in the head and punching him in the face, causing nasal and rib fractures. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for October 17, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.




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