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kadoka man sentenced for destruction of government property

January 17, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Kadoka, South Dakota, man convicted of Destruction of Government Property was sentenced on January 13, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Lynn Standing Bear, age 21, was sentenced to 8 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, ordered to pay $10,293.50 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Standing Bear pled guilty to the charge on October 18, 2013.  The charge related to Standing Bear entering the Indian Health Services Clinic in Wanblee during the nighttime hours on July 5, 2013.  Once inside the clinic, Standing Bear used different tools to cause damage to the clinic.  Standing Bear also stole 11 bottles of Hydrocodone and then attempted to sell the pills in the Wanblee area.
This case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.
Standing Bear was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.



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