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Eagle Butte Woman Charged with Theft

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Theft from Indian Tribal Organization.

Calynn Gunville, age 27, was indicted on February 14, 2018.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 23, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between February 20, 2017, and August 18, 2017, Gunville willfully and knowingly stole, embezzled, and converted to her own use, money and funds belonging to the Lakota Thrifty Mart, an Indian tribal organization.  

The charge is merely an accusation and Gunville is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Gunville was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated March 3, 2018

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