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Pierre Woman Charged with Making False Statement to a Federal Agency and Misprision of a Felony

December 20, 2012
Contact: Ace Crawford
Public Information Officer
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Making False Statement to a Federal Agency and Misprision of a Felony. Tanya Krietlow, age 42, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2012. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 19, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The charges are merely accusations, and Krietlow is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Marshal's Service. Assistant United States Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.

Krietlow was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.



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