United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man and woman from Mission charged with Unlawfully Trafficking in Eagles were sentenced on January 18, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Shane Red Hawk, age 38, was sentenced to one month of imprisonment, one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $125 to the Victim Assistance Fund; Noella Red Hawk, age 41, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay $25 to the Victim Assistance Fund.
On September 10, 2009, in Rosebud, the Red Hawks illegally sold an eagle feather fan and dance bustles with eagle feathers. On October 30, 2009, Shane Red Hawk illegally sold eagle feathers and hawk feathers. They both pled guilty on October 25, 2011.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.