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Clark Man Sentenced for Theft From Tribe

February 6, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Clark man charged with Theft From an Indian Tribe and Tribal Organization was sentenced on February 3, 2012, by United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno. Donald Dunlavy, age 71, was sentenced to18 months of probation, $500 restitution, a $2,500 fine, and a $25 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Dunlavy was indicted with others for conspiring to falsely obtain grazing privileges from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe by pasturing non-Indian owned cattle on tribally owned grazing range units by falsely claiming that the Veit family owned the cattle and livestock, as Cheyenne River Sioux tribal members. This scheme allowed all of the co-conspirators to avoid paying the $6 per head, per month, Cheyenne River Sioux grazing fee and thereby defrauding the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Dunlavy pled guilty to a Superseding Information charging him with Theft From an Indian Tribe and Tribal Organization on November 14, 2011.

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




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