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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 8, 2014

Canton Man Charged With Transportation Of Stolen Property, Wire Fraud, And Money Laundering

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Canton, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering.

Kenneth Hunsucker, age 49, was indicted on December 2, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on December 4, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 2 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely accusations and Hunsucker is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.    Hunsucker was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.


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Updated June 22, 2015