United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Kamelia No Moccasin, a/k/a Kamelia Shoulders, age 29, of Parmelee, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on October 24, 2013, and pled guilty to Failure to Appear.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Previously, No Moccasin was placed on personal recognizance after an initial appearance and arraignment on an Involuntary Manslaughter charge in U.S. District Court, which required her to attend all court proceedings as a condition of release. On June 11, 2013, No Moccasin did not appear for her trial at 9:00 am, as ordered. She was apprehended and arrested on June 20, 2013.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for December 3, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.