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Lapwai Man Pleads Guilty To Failing To Appear

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

COEUR D'ALENE - Delbert Daniel George, 30, of Lapwai, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday to failing to appear for sentencing, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. George was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on May 20, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, George admitted that on May 8, 2014, he was to be sentenced for the offense of making a false statement to a federal official. He did not appear for sentencing and the court issued a warrant for his arrest. George was later arrested by Nez Perce Tribal Police.

The charge of failure to appear is punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to three years of supervised release. Any sentence the court imposes for George’s failure to appear must run consecutive to the sentence he receives for his initial violation of making a false statement to a federal official.

Sentencing is set for January 29, 2015, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene. George will remain in custody until his sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Nez Perce Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Updated December 15, 2014