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Keshena Man Indicted for Aggravated Assault on Menominee Indian Reservation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that a on May 9, 2023, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Edmund Broeffle (age 29), a Keshena resident and enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(6) and 1153(a).

According to filed court documents, on or about March 12, 2023, Broeffle punched another person and caused serious bodily injury, including broken teeth, bleeding on the brain, and lacerations requiring medical attention. If convicted of this offense, Broeffle faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier will prosecute.

The public is cautioned that an indictment or criminal complaint is merely a charge and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth Gales 414-297-1700

Updated May 10, 2023