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Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Escape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Louiz Pena-Hermosillo, age 26, appeared before U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on September 20, 2012, and pled guilty to one count of a superseding indictment that charged him with escape. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.

In March 2012, Pena-Hermosillo left the confines of the Yankton Federal Prison Camp and was picked up by a woman parked in a car near the camp. The two went to a local hotel, and the defendant later sneaked back into the prison camp.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Ann M. Hendrickson.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for December 5, 2012. The defendant was returned to custody pending sentencing.

 

 

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