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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault on Menominee Indian Reservation

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on May 22, 2017, Jeffrey Matchopatow (age: 32) of Keshena, Wisconsin was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach to 26 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. In March, Matchopatow pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.


The investigation revealed that On September 11, 2016, Matchopatow assaulted a woman at a residence in Keshena on the Menominee Indian Reservation. As a result of Mathopatow’s actions, the woman sustained a fractured jaw and other facial injuries.


In sentencing Matchopatow, Chief Judge Griesbach noted the serious nature of the offense, noting the serious injuries sustained by the victim. The court also referred to Matchopatow’s prior tribal convictions for violent offenses involving multiple victims.


The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department, Menominee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier.



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Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig 414-297-1700

Updated May 23, 2017