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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Friday, July 12, 2013

St. Michael Man Sentenced for Burglarizing the Tokio Post Office and Conspiring to Commit Bank Fraud

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on July 12, 2013, Robert Redroad, Jr. of St. Michael, N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson on charges of burglary of a post office and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Redroad, Jr. pleaded guilty to the charges on April 16, 2013.

Judge Erickson sentenced Redroad, Jr. to 30 months’ imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On April 16, 2013, Redroad Jr. pleaded guilty to breaking into the Tokio Post Office on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation and stealing a U.S. Treasury check made payable to another person. Redroad, Jr. forged the signature on the check and had another individual cash the check at Wells Fargo Bank in Moorhead, Minn. The incidents occurred in September of 2012 in the Districts of North Dakota and Minnesota.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015