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Alma Man Convicted for Providing False Statement to Federal Authorities

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that David Sikes, 69, of Alma, Nebraska, was sentenced on May 1, 2024, in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska for providing a false statement. Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Sikes to 36 months’ probation. There is no parole in the federal system.  Sikes was additionally ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

In January of 2018, Jeffrey Sikes, son of David Sikes, was set to be sentenced in the United States District Court for wire fraud crimes. Jeffrey failed to appear at his sentencing and arrest warrants were issued. Following his failure to appear, David Sikes was contacted by federal law enforcement on multiple occasions in attempts to determine Jeffrey’s whereabouts. David indicated to officers he did not know where Jeffrey was located.  However, David knew where Jeffrey was living as a fugitive with his family. David even visited Jeffrey where he was hiding in Alabama on at least one occasion before Jeffrey was arrested for further federal crimes. The investigation also revealed that David supported Jeffrey financially while he was living as a fugitive in Alabama. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated May 2, 2024