United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Adam Bordeaux, age 27, of Rosebud, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 17, 2012, and pled guilty to Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on December 8, 2011, when Bordeaux committed the crime of domestic assault. At the time of the domestic assault, Bordeaux had two prior convictions in tribal court for Domestic Violence-Domestic Abuse against a domestic partner. These prior convictions provided the necessary predicate for Bordeaux's federal conviction for Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender.
The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for July 16, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.