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Pine Ridge Man Indicted for Larceny

August 25, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for unlawfully stealing an automobile belonging to another person at Pine Ridge.

Alvin Lee White Dress, age 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 19, 2011, for Larceny. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 25, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and White Dress is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant United States Attorney Britt Haxton is prosecuting the case. White Dress was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.




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