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timber lake woman sentenced for misprision of a felony

November 6, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Timber Lake, South Dakota, woman convicted of Misprision of a Felony was sentenced on November 4, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Stephanie Vandervier, age 28, was sentenced to 18 months of probation, $972.61 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Vandervier was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013, and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged her with Misprision of a Felony on August 19, 2013.
The conviction is the result of a January 6, 2013, late night break-in at the Chatter Box Corner Café and Bar, a downtown business in Timber Lake.  Vandervier had knowledge that the burglary was committed and concealed the same from tribal and federal authorities.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.  



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