United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Philana Red Feather, a/k/a Philana Garcia, age 37, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on November 15, 2013, and pled guilty to misdemeanor Larceny.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year imprisonment and a $100,000 fine.
The charge relates to Red Feather and others stealing items from a house in Pine Ridge in the early morning hours of December 15, 2012. The stolen items included, but were not limited to, an air compressor, tools, electronic devices, DVDs, games, and jewelry.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.