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Miller Woman Pleads Guilty to Bank Embezzlement

March 14, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Susan Mareska, age 52, of Miller, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on March 13, 2012, and pled guilty to an indictment that charged her with Bank Embezzlement and Money Laundering. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 30 years in custody, a $1,000,000 fine, or both.

The conviction arose from allegations that Mareska defrauded American Bank and Trust of Miller between January 2003 and September 2008 while she was employed by the bank. The investigation was conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for May 7, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.




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