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Eagle Butte Woman Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement

September 17, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jacie Cavanaugh, age 19, of Eagle Butte, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 13, 2012, and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged her with False Statement in a judicial proceeding The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The conviction stems from a sworn statement that Cavanaugh made before a judicial proceeding in which she stated that she did not know an individual, when, in fact, she did know the individual and was involved in a drug transaction with that person.

The investigation was conducted by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for December 10, 2012. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.



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