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Rapid City Women charged with concealing person from arrest and false statement

February 1, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two Rapid City women have been indicted by a federal grand jury for harboring a fugitive and lying to a federal law enforcement agent.

Tina LaDeaux, age 40, and Lori Brave, age 37, were indicted on January 23, 2013, for Concealing Person From Arrest and False Statement. LaDeaux and Brave appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 28, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely an accusation and LaDeaux and Brave are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case. LaDeaux and Brave were released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.



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