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Dupree woman pleads guilty to making false statement

February 14, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Alisa Knight, age 29, of Dupree, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on February 12, 2013 and pled guilty to Count I of the Indictment that charged her with Making False Statement to Federal Agency. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both and a period of supervised release of 3 years.

The conviction stems from an incident on December 12, 2011 when special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation made contact with the Defendant regarding a report they received that someone had been sexually assaulted at her home. Rather than informing the agents of the individuals who were present and what occurred on that evening, the Defendant denied that she had anyone at her home or that anyone was consuming alcohol.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 6, 2013. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.



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